Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Just Be Yourself

I am currently reading A 2ND Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul book mom's gave to me. She in fact gave me four different kinds of Chicken Soup for the Soul books to read on to last month, and have yet read the other three editions so far. I had read the 1st Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul a couple of years ago when a friend of mine back in the homeland introduced me for the said book. The stories in the book were very encouraging- it makes me laugh and cry. I am very happy when I got a chance again to read another inspiring stories from the 2ND Helping of CSFTS book series which what I am currently reading. The book is truly inspiring. While I'm on my half way of the pages reading I found an inspiring quotes/messages would make us laugh (actually this is one of the many inspiring stories in the book). And thought of sharing this here.

This is the story:

" Ever since I was a little kid, I didn't want to be me. I wanted to be like Billy Widdledon, and Billy Widdledon didn't even like me. I walked like he walked; I talked like he talked; and I sign up for the high school he signed up for.
Which was why Billy Widdledon changed. He began to hang around Herby Vandeman; he walked like Herby Vandeman; he talked like Herby Vandeman. He mixed me up! I began to walk and talk like Billy Widdledon, who was walking and talking like Herby Vandeman.
And then it dawned on me that Herby Vandeman walked and talked like Joey Haverlin. And Joey Haverlin walked and talked like Corky Sabinson.
So here I am walking and talking like Billy Widdledon's imitation of Herby Vandeman's version of Joey Haverlin, trying to walk and talk like Corky Sabinson.
And who do you think Corky Sabinson is always walking and talking like? Of all people, Dopey Wellington-that little pest who walks and talks like me!"

Credits: from the book of
A 2ND Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul

I thought this story was funny. He reminds me of myself when I was a teenage. Sure, I mimic my older sister, sometimes my cousin, but, most of the time I copied my favorite celebrity. That was before when I was so naive and had identity crisis of not knowing who really am. I guess we are all experienced this if not then you are not normal. Believed me it is not easy for me to accept my truly self especially during my teenage years. It's like when we don't know if a fat burner and a diet pill are the same. Crazy. The point of this story is to be ourselves no matter what other may people say. Every individual is unique. That is why I embrace and love myself more than I did when I was a teenage girl.

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