One of my favorite lines from the Disney movie Aladdin is when Genie transforms into a bee and whispers a message into Aladdin’s ear, “Just Beeeeee yourself!” If there is nothing else that I impart to you, please take this message and deeply meditate upon it.
There is nothing more beautiful than the truth of who you are. You are the most beautiful gift that this world has to receive, today. But, we cannot receive the gift of you if you silence yourself as you try to be someone that you are not. Authenticity may not always be easy. It may not always be popular. But, being authentically you will always lead to greater joy. Our deepest pain comes from us suppressing who we really are. If someone else doesn’t approve of who you are, first find reinforcement from within yourself. Then, turn to others that love you for you. I love you for you, and we haven’t even met.
I’m excited for who you are going to become. I’m excited for the gifts that you are going to share. I’m excited for how you will awesomely impact the world in your unique way.