Happy Fourth of July! I hope you feel the exhilaration of freedom — and the responsibility that accompanies it. You are free and empowered to be the person you want to be.
“I just have to tell you — you look sensational,” said a woman in the grocery store. I thanked her … and the conversation began. This woman had recently lost 57 pounds and beamed liberation. She said she saw me and said to herself, “That can be me.”
She had rid herself of the extra pounds, which she allowed to box her in, and she was free to shine. She felt no more limitations. She was not the least bit threatened by a “sensational” looking woman a good 10 years her junior. Instead, she thought, “That can be me.” And maybe by the time she walked away, she was thinking, “That — only better — can be me!”
You can be you better than you can be anybody else. And there is an unshakable peace in being you, an unsurpassed joy in being the best you can be.
That’s why Sam and I find so much delight in being together. There is nothing held back — no barriers, no pretense. We are silly and childlike, giggling one moment; and we are deep and thoughtful, contemplating spirituality the next moment. We get to be all of who we are.
You get to be all of who you are, every incredibly beautiful aspect of who you are. That can be you! That is you!
How can I not love you!