The One

Happy To Be

Happy To Be

I am happy to be me, happy to be the one who stands out, who sticks up and who is contrary. I stand tall, loyal and stubborn, happy to be with a group of friends or family, but most happy to be myself because I can be different.

The straighter I stand the more respect I receive, and the more welcomed I am. The others are like their brothers and sisters on the outside, but on the inside every single one of them feels different, set apart, mismatched. When they see me, and the strength that comes from my own integrity, they breathe a little integrity in themselves. They get a little stronger, a little straighter, and a little more hopeful.

So when I am hugged by the green weeds that close in and surround me to cradle and support me, I feel love and appreciation. I feel happy to be me, happy to have made the only choice for me, the right choice to be true to myself.

I wish for you the same.

Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.

We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.

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This entry was published on February 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm. It’s filed under Beauty, Bravery, Friendship, Horehound, Joy, Leaves, Nature, Photography, Project 365, Weeds and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

6 thoughts on “The One

  1. This is so beautifully written… it is profound serene wise & so much more! Thanks for enlightening & refreshing us with your words 🙂

  2. Pingback: Nomination for the blog of the year award | oawritingspoemspaintings

  3. You have been nominated for the blog of the year award if you choose to accept here’s the link http://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/nomination-for-the-blog-of-the-year-award/
    Have a lovely weekend!

    • weedimageoftheday on said:

      Thank you thank you thank! I am fairly slow to respond to award nominations (you know how wild life can be) but I am honored to accept the award & fulfill the requirements. Many thanks again!

      • I appreciate very much your warm & enthusiastic response & mighty glad you accept it, you truly deserve it, your blog is an inspiration to us all!
        Life can be pretty hectic at times so don’t you worry about that 🙂
        Have a lovely week!

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