ME

The other night my family and I were hanging out after dinner.  Doug and my daughter, Leanne, were snuggled up on the couch.  I wasn’t really paying attention until I heard Doug ask, “Leanne, what do you want to be when you grow up?”

She paused for a second, and then replied, “I want to be me!”

I immediately stopped what I was doing.  Time stood still for a second.  Me….I want to be ME.  That answer kept repeating over and over in my head.  I want to be me when I grow up…who ever thinks to say that?  Is that even an option to choose from?

I’m still in awe of hearing those words, and am reMinDed of all the things we can learn from children.  They are so innocent, full of energy and confidence.  Isn’t that the way we all want to live?  And why can’t we?  Why can’t you just want to be YOU?

It is easy to always want what we don’t have.  The cars, the body, the money, the career, the perfect family…we constantly pick and choose areas in people’s life that we ‘want to be when we grow up’.  The reality is, the people you want to be like, also want more in life. It is a vicious cycle and impossible to keep up.

Why do we do this to ourselves?  It is so exhausting!  We get so foCuSed on wanting to be someone else that we forget to APPRECIATE what has already be given to us.  Be happy being YOU.  YOU have something that no one else does.  Don’t be so quick to wish it away.  Enjoy it!

~Lara

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7 responses to “ME

  1. Sharon Thielen

    Yes, great post.

  2. sometimes the best comes from the mouths of little children

  3. kira

    from the mouths of babes….love it!

  4. Marilyn Wright

    We grown ups see her answer as profound. She might have been thinking she’d rather be ME rather than a being a dog, cow or a bug. I still like to think it’s God’s way of sending us a message to love who we are. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Beth

    Awesome post! Thanks for sharing! :)

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