This I Believe

Delana - sapulpa, Oklahoma
Entered on March 14, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: parenthood

This I Believe

Do you believe in always being yourself, or do you change depending on who you hang out with? Well, when I was a kid my mom always taught me to never put on a front always be yourself and never change who you really are.

My mom told me a story about how when she was in school, she didn’t believe in being her true self around some of her friends. She said that she always acted like a different person in front of different people. She told me that it depended on what she was doing, and who she was doing it with.

My mother said to me that she began to not act like her self more and more. She said that she almost forgot who she really was. She said her “friends” began to figure out the game she was playing and they got kind of mad because they didn’t know who she really was. She said it really changed her perception on things when her friends got mad.

So as my mother got older, she realized a lot of things, learned a lot of lessons and benefited from it all. She told me that after that incident happened with her and her friends, she began to change and find her true self. She felt a lot better after she made her changes and that she gained all of her friends back.

Since my mother went through all that mess, now I have something to learn from. I’m so glad she went through that so she could learn a lesson and pass it on to me. If it wasn’t for her mistake I would probably be dealing with it now. she really saved me and my true identity.

When my mom was through telling me her story she grabbed me by the hand and said “now that you know all that you do now, maybe you will be your true self and not be scared.” After she told me that she then told me how much she loved me and how glad she was to have a daughter like me. So for this lesson I learned I am very thankful. So here is my question to you, are you your true self or are you to scared to let your true colors shine through?