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Be Thankful For Being The Way That You Are

Just yesterday, it was Thanksgiving.

The time of gratefulness where people realize what they’re truly grateful for.

I’m from France, so unfortunately we don’t have that celebration but I am still grateful.

One thing that I’ve realized as I was scrolling through social media where everybody was posting pictures of what they’re grateful for, I came to the realization that none of them said that they were grateful for being who they are.

Maybe it’s because it kind of sounds selfish to say “ An last but bot least, I’m grateful for me! Thank you me! I’m the best! Yaaaay”

If you put it that way, it does kind of sound selfish.

But can’t we be a little grateful for ourselves?

We live in a society which always points out what is wrong with us so much so that we believe that something is indeed wrong with us. So we try to change. We try to be more like her or more like him. We try to be normal and we try to fit in. We try to be what society tells us to be and do what it tells us to do. We try to look a certain way to be accepted by this person or that person. We try to make ourselves more like others and less than ourselves. And eventually we forget who we really are therefore nobody really is thankful to be who they really are because nobody knows who they are anymore!

So in honor of this thanksgiving season, I would like to take the time to thank myself and be grateful for being the way that I am, flaws and all.

I’m far from perfect and I’ll never try to be.
I’m weird and people might not like me.
I don’t follow the path that people tell me to take.
I don’t dress the way that people tell me to dress.
I’m not trying to impress.
I make a lot of mistakes.
I have a lot of dreams and I work hard to make them real.
I fail all the time but I always get back up.
So many times I’ve wanted to give up.
But I’m still here after going up and down the hills.
I am thankful for not being who you want me to be.
Because it made me become who I’m supposed to be.
I am myself and there’s nothing else I’d rather be.
I love myself unconditionally.
And I’m thankful to be exactly who I am that’s who I need to be.

It’s not very usual to see someone be thankful for themselves because we forget ourselves as we’re trying to please society but I for once, am very thankful to be exactly the way that I am. No matter what people might say or think! And I’ll always try to be better, do better and simply be the best version of myself.

All that to say, please don’t forget to take a second to look in the mirror and be thankful for being the incredible person that you are. You might not see how incredible you are and other people might not see it either but if you take some time to really look at yourself, you’ll realize that you’re way better than you make yourself believe.

Be thankful for being the way that you are because we are all uniquely beautiful and amazing. That might sounds cliché but it is the truth. So don’t forget to accept yourself, love yourself and be thankful to be exactly how you are!


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