Quotes About Being Yourself ~ by Gabby

This was something I was thinking about after talking with someone I know, only as an acquaintance. Sadly, she is never quite being herself and I do feel sorry for her. Always changing and rearranging herself, it seems so totally exhausting. After all, we do need to be comfortable in our own skins and just be ourselves! As for Autumn and me, well we Twinnies are 100% ourselves at all times. Guess I really didn’t need to say that, since you all already must know this since it is clearly obvious! Needless to say, all this thinking sent me on a search for quotes about being yourself. I did find some wonderful ones and am hoping you kind readers will enjoy reading them! 🙂
1. To be yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting~E. E. Cummings
2.Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else~Judy Garland
3.Don’t forget that your spirit-twinkle makes life’s rainbow shine bright~Terri Guillements
4.Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind~Dr. Seuss
5.You were born an original. Don’t die a copy~John Mason
6.Why try to be someone you’re not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required~Robert Brault
7.The white light streams down to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow. Take your own color in the pattern and be just that~Charles R. Brown
8.He who trims himself to suit everyone else will soon whittle himself away~Raymond Hull
9.Individualism is rather like innocence. There must be something unconscious about it~Louis Kroneberger
10.Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it~Buddha


It’s the song I am referring to, does everybody know the song I mean? “Smile“, yes it’s a beautiful song and it just pops into my head…Which is fine, but I  couldn’t shake it! Me, being the sort of person I am what do I do? I  played a much loved CD  to zap the song away. After the CD stopped the song “Smile” popped itself right back into my head, I kid you not! So, what to do…I simply can’t have this song stuck in my head. That’s when I decided, I will indeed write a post about it, why not? Surely that’s why the song popped itself into my head, right? 😉 Maybe, maybe not…It’s possible I was supposed to share this song “Smile” and my thoughts with you kind readers.

By the way, did you all know there really is a word for the stuck song syndrome? A hard to shake melody or a haunting melody… It’s called an Earworm. I know what you may be thinking, but it has nothing to do with worms trust me! It seems this happens to 98% of people, so I am in good company aren’t I? Sorry, I digressed just a tiny bit. Back to the song “Smile”…

The first person I recall singing it was my Dad. He sang a lot and often, Autumn’s and my Dad…He had a very beautiful voice. His philosophy always was it’s better to smile than cry, too so it’s no wonder Dad liked this song. I hadn’t been thinking of our Dad in particular when the song popped into my head. I was feeling just a bit sad, for a number of reasons… I don’t think I need to go into any of that for here and now. “Smile”,it really is a nice song with a nice message with it, too and I hadn’t thought of this song for quite some time.

There were many, many famous singers who sang this song…Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, more recent Josh Groban just to name a very few of them. It was said to be Michael Jackson’s favorite song, too.

This song and it’s lyrics…”Smile though your heart is aching/Smile even though your heart is breaking/While there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by/If you smile through your fear and sorrow, smile and maybe tomorrow/You’ll see the sun come shining through for you/Light up your face with gladness/Hide every trace of sadness/Although a tear may be ever so near/That’s the time you must keep on trying/Smile what’s the use of crying/You’ll find that life is worthwhile/ If you just smile.” They are lovely words, with such a wonderful train of thought to have rolling…I suppose I did need to have the song become stuck in my head.

The earworm thing had to happen… I am guessing to share this important thought today  with you kind readers. “Smile”, because tomorrow really will be a better day if you are or have been having some not so good days…It’s a good thought worth sharing, isn’t it? That’s all from me today, so hey everybody who needs to hear it…SMILE!! 🙂 🙂

Click Your Heels…written by Gabrielle Angel

There’s no place like home! Dorothy‘s best line in the Wizard of Oz…Wearing her Ruby Slippers. She clicked her heels 3 times and said “There’s No Place Like Home“,  with every click. What a great movie, what a classic and those Ruby Slippers? They were just plain awesome, weren’t they? Making every little girl want a pair just like them! 🙂

How am I stuck on “The Wizard of Oz today? Well, in fessing up I am semi-addicted to one shopping network…Yes, it’s QVC! I confess, I watch this shopping network now and then. 😉 OK, more often than I care to admit…

Also browsing their website. Great fashions, Chaz Dean’s “Wen” hair products, Philosophy beauty products, and a few other really good products. All at a great deal, too! 🙂 Trust me, lots of savings when you compare their prices to retail, honest. Maybe one of my blogs will be about my favorite products from QVC? 😉 I’m not the only one who checks out QVC, surely not! 🙂

I happened to be watching today when the host was showing Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers, on a necklace. How cool is that? No, I didn’t order one…But I was mighty tempted. They were patterned after the real Ruby Slippers and so sparkly and shiny. I am nothing if not honest through and through, even at the risk of embarassing myself. Maybe my beloved twinnie? Nope, she is never embarassed by me…I have found her some marvelous boots on QVC! 😉

Anyway, I hadn’t been keeping up very well with my reading and discovered Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers were being auctioned off in a couple months. The original pair worn by Judy Garland, how much were they probably going to go for? A mere two million or upwards of that amount, anyway going to be bidding? 😉

Autumn and I had watched the Wizard of Oz every year, along with each little sister that came along. It was nice family fun, well except for the nightmares of the Flying Monkeys!  That Wicked Witch of the west, well she wasn’t exactly what pleasant dreams were made of either, was she? I was more scared of them then brave little Autumn, another honest fact. A couple of the little sisters really did freak out over the Flying Monkeys, too. So, I wasn’t the only wimpy girl in the family. How many of you reading have your own fond memories of this movie? How about not so fond? It was a good movie all in all, it brings back wonderful memories of home. Dad, Mom and all the girls sitting and watching the same movie together. The Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man! How about those Munchkins? Anyone have a favorite they feel like sharing?

Who doesn’t adore the song sung by Judy Garland and many others after her… “Somewhere Over the Rainbow“? I have heard so many singers who really made that song come alive, haven’t we all? I know it happens to be one of Simon Cowell‘s favorites…He used to be the American Idol judge. Everyone’s got to know that already I’m sure and he’s now brought X- factor to America. Oh my goodness, that man is brutally honest! And I do mean brutal. Sorry, I was lost in the music…back to those Ruby Slippers and the thought of “There’s No Place Like Home”.

There really isn’t, is there? All kidding aside, it’s a lovely thought to me…Ours was a happy home, with the very best Dad and Mom! Autumn and Me and our sisters as well, we were all so very blessed. Even if we never got those beautiful Ruby Slippers! 🙂 😉