Saturday, November 30, 2013

"Truly Thankful" Project Day 30: Life Works

My ninth grade English teacher engraved Socrates' quote in my heart: "The unexamined life is not worth living." I developed an ongoing, beautiful, and healthy relationship with myself. I know myself. I know my strengths. I embrace my flaws and I am confidently aware of my weakness. I am happy with myself. I am happy.

Growing up, I was told that I would often "over-analyze." I attempted to fix this so-called problem of mine because I'd been convinced that I was harming myself. 

Then I discovered that I'm a writer.

Every personality trait began making sense. No longer did I try to supress the very qualities that make me a writer. I embrace my analytical mind and sensitive heart.

This writing project has taught me to appreciate each human being for who they are. I appreciate the baggage they bring. 

Within only 30 days, I've made so many friends. Going to coffee shops almost every day has forced me to be even more aware of my surroundings as I occasionally people-watch and analyze what I see. Making new friends has exposed me to a liberating kind of reality--that we're all different. Not everyone is selfless, friendly, and honest. A lot of young people are more judgmental than they consider themselves to be. I find myself surprised when I meet someone genuine and pure-hearted. But why am I still surprised when I am betrayed by the envious, insecure personality? 

I'm truly thankful nonetheless. By discovering myself, and allowing myself to be myself, I've managed to appreciate the unique individual. I've come to peace.

yours Truly Thankful,

P.S. THANK YOU, Mme. Angers for changing my life.

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