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Do You!

Hello, Hope's Darlings!
Easter has now come and gone -- and Im sure you were all dressed to the nines in your Hope's Easter apparel! 
&& now all of our hearts are full and our bellies are full (of candy of course!)
Bikini season, say what?!
Lets talk about YOU, yes you.
Being you, loving you, and doing what you want to do.
I read something recently that said --
Look around and the people surrounding you.
You don't always have to do what they are doing.
And why would you want to?
There is something called
'The Paradoxical Commandments'
I first read them many years ago, and these are commandments that just stick with you.
And that is why I want to share them with you all.
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
Pretty great stuff, huh?
This really testifies that you just need to do you.
Yes, you will be ridiculed.
Yes, you will be judged.
Yes, at times it will seem like the world is out to get you.
But why does it matter?
Be you.
In this world that we live in full of technology and social media and the fact that sharing our life with people we don't even know is a social norm..
We tend to get scared to be who WE want to be and not what OTHERS want us to be! 
So go out there and give the world the best you have.
You may fall down 8 times, but it only ever matters if you get up 9.
From the clothes you wear to the food you eat to the sole reason you get up every morning.... make it all about you! 
And I will leave you with the words of the great Taylor Swift:

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