Ok, I thought I was finished for today, but then, I was compelled to pull out this lovely book once again. I opened it, flipped a few pages and this is what I read.
I gave into love, I gave into pain, I gave into you. I gave away everything I had, everything I am. I even stepped outside of myself in a desperate attempt to prove my love and exposed myself to more disappointment than my tolerance of pain. When the price of love is yourself – the cost is too high, so I’m taking me back. Keep My Love As A Gift To You. Do this for the remembrance of me. Now – Please, pardon me while I be myself! — from the book, “Pardon Me While I Be Myself”, by Doris Colona Travis
I think we all can benefit from that statement, whether its a job, that significant other, a child, husband or wife, friendship – bills, discontentment, disappointments…take yourself back, excuse yourselves from the situation, Pardon yourself and Be Yourself, Period, Case-Closed.