I pulled the emergency brake on the Train today to sayâ€¦â€œStop caring about how people perceive you!â€. The fact is, it really doesnâ€™t matter.Â Itâ€™s impossible to be yourself when youâ€™re caught up in wondering â€œDo they think Iâ€™m funny? Does she think Iâ€™m fat?Â Does she think Iâ€™m stupid?â€Â To be yourself, youâ€™ve got to let go of these concerns and just let your behavior flow, with only your consideration of others as a filterâ€”not their consideration of you.
Iâ€™m finding such freedom in realizing that I am a quirky kinda cat; and learning to accept that like everyone elseâ€¦I am differentâ€¦God made me that way. Let me explainâ€¦I write this stuff and think dangâ€¦I wish I hadnâ€™t written thatâ€¦my Kimono was wide open on that. Folks need to think I am Freakin PERFECT! Iâ€™m the conductor of this here trainâ€¦I gotta always be on my â€œAâ€ game! But thenâ€¦I realizeâ€¦What have I got to hide? Iâ€™m an imperfect, growing, learning human being. â€¦And fellow passengersâ€¦like it or notâ€¦so are you. If you feel ashamed or insecure about any aspect of yourselfâ€”and you feel you have to hide those parts of you, whether physically or emotionallyâ€”then you have to come to terms with that and learn to convert your so-called flaws into individualistic quirks.
Nowâ€¦I know thereâ€™s a difference between being myself and being inappropriately unrestrained. I have my opinions, dreams, and preferences, but that doesnâ€™t mean I knowingly have to disrespect others by forcing them to acknowledge my views.Â Thatâ€™s why I love the comments left on the Trainâ€¦we are all different and can agree to disagreeâ€¦and still have a group hugâ€¦Right Miss Geriâ€¦you scoundrel!
So the next time I am on the dance floorâ€¦Iâ€™ma (new wordâ€¦Iâ€™ma) do the Chuckie with the coolest of attitude cause Iâ€™m a straight up, all man, quirky, imperfect kinda (Who just happens to love Jesus and cares not who knows) cool type guy like thatâ€¦And so are you!