Thursday, March 24, 2011

we are what we do

Wow how true isn’t this statement? What defines us is our attitude to life and to others, how we live our lives, how we treat other people. Times are tough, life isn’t always a joy ride – but it’s how we handle and rise from all the curve balls that life throws us that will determine who we are.

You know I look at people – I mean REALLY look at people who constantly talk about where they go shopping or where they’ve travelled all over the world or what kind of glamorous job they have and I truly feel sorry for them. Well, I also get annoyed by them but mostly I truly feel for them. Feeling like you have to constantly impress people by trying to paint them a picture of how perfect your life is shows me that these people aren’t truly happy inside. They’re lacking something – it could be that they don’t get attention from the ones close to them, or maybe they don’t have any true friends or maybe they’re so insecure about who they are.

It’s funny how the thing you know how to do the best, becomes the hardest thing to actually do and that is being yourself. You end up doing and saying things completely out of character just to give off a front. So maybe the statement “we are what we do” has room for speculation. If you act a certain way because you’re insecure about yourself, then it means that you’re not actually the person that everyone thinks you are.

But that’s just the thing: what people see when they look at you is the person you are. What you show people is how you will be defined. Always show your true colours whether people like it or not. It’s not important that people like you but that you live like the person you are or the person you want to be.

Go out and do amazing things. Love in everything you do. Give the best of yourself to people you love and meet. And that’s who you’ll be.


  1. I like this and you really have a way with words Missy. Keep going girl, people can learn a thing or two from you!! YOU ARE GOING PLACES :)

  2. You amaze me more and more each day...

  3. Dear Lexie, am I lucky to have you as my friend. You are wise beyond your years.

  4. I have to agree with Bilqees, you have a way with words. You made me stop in the moment to reflect who I am and what is it that I do.