If someone tells you you’re not normal, thank them for the compliment…
For life is too short to blend and fade into the background.
To compromise and squeeze into boxes that weren’t made for us and don’t fit us at all.
To thrash out all our ‘quirks’ and unique qualities and smooth down our edges until we are bland and acceptable.
To beat down all our dreams so we can better serve the machine and the 9-5 grind.
To settle for something simply because it’s what we are told we ‘should’ want.
Should is a very very dangerous word.
I should, you should, we should.
Why should we?
Life was made to be stretched and evolved not to smother and oppress.
There is no ceiling to the happiness one person can feel and no end to the limits they can reach.
Burn brightly, sparkle fiercely, live loudly.
Most of all be you.
You are not only enough, you are a whole new level of enough.
You are you and no one is quite like you.
When someone tells you you’re not normal,
you’re doing something right.
You’re not normal, You’re amazing.
by D. Ashworth