Why You Need To Just Be You: A Story Of Love & Acceptance


In a world where everyone and everything is trying to make people into to something their not – whether it’s the media, sitcoms, or just society in general – It’s always nice to have a reminder that you are important and perfect just the way you are.

I recently came across a touching little story by Randy Spencer that illustrates this point nicely:

Be Yourself quotes My daughter, like the typical American girl, has had her share of dolls and stuffed animals. Today,throughmodern technology, a little girl need not be content with dull, lifeless dolls, but can experience the thrill of owning a lifelike replica of a baby that can:


  • walk and talk,
  • slurp and burp,
  • drink and wink,
  • sigh and laugh,

All the other performing dolls had gone, but this simple rag doll had won her heart. To my daughter the rag doll was real and was loved just the way it was, and the scars of love showed as the hair was nearly gone, the eyes were missing, and the clothes were soiled and torn. But, missing all these parts, it was still what it had always been…just itself.

Almost anything a real baby does, including wet itself and get diaper rash! After ten years of buying these mechanical marvels, I wondered which of these dolls was my daughter’s favorite? To my surprise, I found her favorite was a small rag doll she had received on her third birthday.

We are too often, like the high-tech dolls of my daughter.

We try to impress others with skills, talent, education, speech, or mannerisms when what they want is someone just being themselves. 

Within every man lies the innate desire to be loved and accepted. Don’t try to be something or someone that you are not. Just be yourself. Love is not won – a reward for performance or achievement.

You don’t have to sing, teach, preach, or pray well to be loved. People will not love us for what we do but rather for what we are. 

We all need to be reminded of this from time to time.

Why not share this with those you care about and remind them that they are loved just the way they are.


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