Today, I recall the First Lady's quote, "I can only be Michelle Obama." She doesn't try to be anybody else.
The statement resonates. I can only be me. Why would I try to be somebody else?
The me I am is the me people love.
When we're trying to impress at holiday parties or when meeting up with old friends and family, just remember this: The you you are is the you we love. We don't need impressive, thin, wealthy, salon-made, well-rested, designer-dressed, or even clever.
We love you: the quirky, complex, out-of-sorts, moody, restless, down-to-earth, a little plump you. (Oh wait, that's me!)
We love that extraordinary you.
Doesn't it just feel free to say, "I can only be me"?