According to the internet, Coco Chanel made the above statement. Regardless if she did or if she didn’t – I like it. I am drawn to it partly because of the mantra I created for this blog as a reminder of how important it is to be ourselves – yes, I am including me.
For some reason, today I thought about a guy I was interested in dating several years ago. Maybe I should check on him, but I digress. I recalled a conversation we had over dinner. Even though I don’t remember what he asked specifically – I do recollect forming my responses to what I thought he wanted to hear. In retrospect, that was a very stupid thing to do.
The mantra enforces the fact that we are unique mentally, physically, and emotionally, and our beauty shines through when we allow our uniqueness to show. Have you ever truly looked at someone when they are verbal about something they like or make them happy? They are relaxed and expressive. You can see their personality and a piece of what makes them happy – it’s a good look.
I’ve learned that I rob myself of more fulfilling relationships by not being myself. Especially the most important human relationship of all, the one with me.
So let’s be beautiful by being ourselves, and make the world a little more colorful by simply being who we are. – B.B.