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Accepting Our Imperfections

Updated on August 7, 2015

We Have Many

Do they really matter ?

Aren't they what make us special ?

Why do we try to be like everyone else ?

When clearly we can see we are all different

Is it our deep desire to fit in ?

To feel accepted ?

Maybe it's the desire to be wanted or needed ?

Let's try an experiment

What if we were all alike and equal at everything

How boring would life be

If we all looked like super models

Then we also would be common in appearance

No different than a row of condos beautiful

But dull

Now let's look deeper into our own lives

By finding our strengths and knowing our weaknesses

We can accept who we are

Now there is no need to please others to satisfy ourselves

We can move on in our own direction

At our own pace

Enjoying what we love

Being happy starts inside of us

Not outside of us

If we are always looking for other people to keep us happy

We will always be searching

By spending more time on knowing the real me

Then there are less ways mean people can do us harm

We can develop a thick skin

Tough on the outside but smooth inside

Each day is one less we have to live

So why not cherish the person who you are now

Not the one you strive to be

Follow me along

We could even make it a song

It's time to let me be me

I am here

I live my life the way I want

I deserve to be treated nice

You are also finding yourself

So each of us can set our own goals and dreams

What I do

Is because of what I have tried and experienced

Each day I work on fulfilling my life

Being who I want be

No matter what you think or say

I don't hurt nobody else

I am always finding ways to help other people

On my terms

I am here to live my life

I am here to let you live your life

So each of us can enjoy the time we have

Let's not argue or fight

We may never see eye to eye

That is one of life's biggest challenges

I will see you again

Next time we meet

May we be friends


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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      DDE In time way we all find the right words and actions to express ourselves. So that one day we can all live and get along peacefully.Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment.MsDora There is so much to enjoy and share in life. I can't think of a better to spend my last days. I truly love life and the wonderful variety of people in it. Thank you for findings time reading my thoughts and dreams. I wish you both a wonderful day.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Who wants to be "beautiful but dull?" Each person is a unique mix of strengths and weaknesses? You preset this message powerfully.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello! Thank you for sharing such a meaningful write up. I tweeted.

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I think this world would be a better place if we stopped trying to compete against each other and found ways to help each. So nice that you stopped by and I am so happy we are friends.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      You've got a friend on this side of the world. I have never wanted to be like anyone else I have always wanted to just be me.

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      billybuc I can't think of a better way to start my day than with a comment from you. You manage to be at so many places at once. I started counting my imperfections and I have hit the lottery. Just one after the other. I have to stop now off to work. Thank you for all your comments and endless help. Friends are really something special.I think it's so wonderful. Happy to have you as one.Have a great day.annart life is grand. Have a lovely afternoon.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      You're welcome. Yes, I had great parents too who taught me much and inspired me to do all sorts of things.


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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      We may be friend for sure!

      If I didn't have imperfections I wouldn't have any "ections" at all.

      I was in the mood for good poetry and thank goodness you popped up. :)

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      DREAM ON 2 years ago

      Annart I am proud to have you as a friend. I heard someone talking how children today have so much peer pressure to fit in. I wondered if it was really the same when I was young. I must say I never paid much attention of what others thought because I had a close family.My mom and dad played a huge role in my life. They were strong role models. I didn't have to prove myself to anyone. Then I got to thinking if more than half marriages of today end in divorce. Where would I be if my parents weren't there to turn to ? Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      I certainly hope we are friends. Such wonderful sentiments here; everyone should read this! Make the most of who we are and live life to the full.

      Love it! Up ++ & shared.