“…be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.”
― Henry David Thoreau
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
How I hope we can help our kids to find that self of theirs, and not try to mold them into a little box of what we want them to be from our limited vision. In my mind that is often the trickiest part of parenting. But I truly believe that is what will help them gain their greatest confidence and happiness in life.
I hope they won’t be self-conscious to be that beautiful full-bloomed red tulip even when everyone else around them is orange and yellow.