I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends
A chance to share old memories and play our songs again
When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name
No one recognized me, I didn’t look the same
But it’s all right now, I learned my lesson well
You see, ya can’t please everyone, so ya got to please yourself – Ricky Nelson
You can’t please everyone and you can’t change them either. You’ve got to please yourself, but in pleasing yourself you need to be mindful of your responsibilities to your family, friends, coworkers, nature, and the environment. Pleasing yourself is not permission for selfishness, but is a state of mind for how to live, not seeking approval for your life choices. We’re on different paths, we have different abilities, but we can get to the same place from these different paths if we choose to. It doesn’t matter which way we get there, or even where we go. It does matter however, who we are, on that journey.
We are in our hearts who we really are. So when you go to that Garden Party, be kind to yourself, be kind to others, just go an be yourself.
Just a thought…