Dash of Sass: Be Who You Really Are

Who We AreToday I hereby give you permission to feel exactly how you are feeling without apologizing or stifling or excusing or resisting. I give you permission to drop the politeness and the masks and the sugar-coating and just be REAL. To stop wasting time justifying and rationalizing and analyzing and just say what you mean and mean what you say. To accept yourself in all your brave, broken beauty and to stop trying to pick up all the pieces and glue them back together with good intentions but to just let your imperfect self shine. I give you permission to take a deep breathe and let go of the person you think you SHOULD be and instead celebrate the person that you ARE. To drop expectations of yourself and of others and to just accept each moment as it is, as it comes. I give you permission to Just. Be. YOU. And I give myself permission to just be me. Let’s stop trying to wipe away all the cracks and scuff marks and smudges and flaws and instead look at them as signs of a life well-lived and as little medals of honor that life and people and heartache and disappointment at one point tried to break us but WE ARE STILL HERE. Let’s just be who we really are…k?

9 Responses to “ Dash of Sass: Be Who You Really Are ”

  1. Jessica
    April 30, 2015

    Well said Mandy! Well said!

  2. Annie
    April 30, 2015

    Love this! Needed this reminder!!

  3. Debbie knight
    April 30, 2015

    this made me feel good to read today !! Needed this

  4. shelleykaye
    April 30, 2015

    Thank you! Keep the encouragement comen !!! 45 n single and believen god for a holy spirit filled hubby!

    • shelleykaye
      April 30, 2015

      Thank u

  5. Kimmy
    April 30, 2015

    So beautiful.

  6. May 1, 2015

    I love this. I love reminding myself I’m allowed to be angry, I’m allowed to carry a grudge. Most importantly, I’m allowed to love every moment of my full, satisfying, and very single life and I’m allowed to enjoy being a one instead of one half of a two.

  7. Kenyatta
    May 14, 2015

    Thank you Mandy. Your words couldn’t come at a better time in my life. Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!

  8. Carolyn
    June 13, 2015

    thank you I needed to see this because I am always trying to be positive and cheer others on when sometimes I just don’t feel that way

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