Posts Tagged ‘confident’

Be Glad You’re You!

June 21, 2012


More than twenty years ago, I wrote five poems for Kids Pick the Funniest Poems, a wonderful book that makes kids laugh. One of my poems, “I’m Glad I’m Me,” is on page one and sets the tone for the rest of the book. It lets kids know that in silliness there is strength, and in goofiness there is greatness! Its core messages come through loud and clear:

Be yourself!
Be confident!
Be authentic!
Be proud of who you are!

With all the recent news about bullying in school and with so many kids feeling alienated and isolated, it occurred to me that “I’m Glad I’m Me” should be an anthem and a source of strength for anyone and everyone who feels like an outsider, who feels like they don’t belong and never will. What I hope these children will understand is (more…)

You Are the Window

August 11, 2010

The greater your integrity, the more clarity you have about yourself, the world around you, and the role you came to play.

You cannot believe in honor until you have achieved it. Better keep yourself clean and bright: you are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw

You are confident, self-assured, and open to (more…)