"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss

Be Yourself

Just be yourself
That’s what they say

Until you aren’t who they want you to be
What they are actually saying is:
Handle it their way
Respond like them
Be them

Get in that box
Sit there
At least until I need you
How’s that working for you?
Time to try something new?

Let’s eliminate the word “Just”
Now we’re getting somewhere

Be Yourself
Give your gifts to the world
See what happens
Let everyone feel your power
Some won’t like it
To be sure
Most however
Most will eat it up
Devour the real you
Love what you have to offer

You being You
Is truly the only gift the Universe needs!

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From the Blog: It Starts Here: Love People--All of 'Em

Here's a picture of my family. I'm the little guy on the lower right. People who know me only now have a hard time believing it--but I was an outcast as a kid. This was back when the term "geek" had nothing to do with computers.

I was the awkward kid that didn’t quite fit in. I was a full year younger than some of my classmates so I was socially inept. Also, I was so skinny, pale, and my hair was so white that I was constantly teased with names like albino boy, chlorox kid, Whitey Herzog, and many more less savory names.

One of my favorite stories is one of revenge against a cruel classmate. It happened while I was working the drive-through at Wendy’s. At this point, I am a model 16-year old employee with a reputation for sharing the gospel with my co-workers while being an amazing cash-register operator. :-) Up pulls a convertible with a young high school couple and wouldn’t you know it—one of, if not THE WORST, tormentor of my middle school years is driving. My heart starts racing and I want nothing more than to poison his food with exlax or find some maggots—but I don’t have the time to do anything but hand over the completed order and say as loud as possible “Here you go—ASSHOLE”

He was pissed. Read More »

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