Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Gentlest Reminders Dropped From Passing Planes

You were not put here to impress others, to be better than others or to beat others at all costs.

You were not put here to compare yourself to others and your success is not dependent on someone else's failure.

You were not put here to put others in their place, to teach them a lesson or lecture them about who they are. You can and should help others but don't treat others like they're broken just because they're not who you think they should be - You were not put here to fix others.

You were not put here to rise above others. You are unique but not special and that's not a bad thing because it means all of us can achieve some kind of greatness.

You were not put here to be against others.

You were put here with others.


Unknown said...

Thanks I needed that, I know you don't write these for a specific person but you made me have a perspective that I achieve for: the serenity in knowing that who you are is enough. Today at work I didn't feel because a guest thought he should tell me how I should work because he has experience in customer care. He made me question myself as a person and my professionalism as a worker; I felt like crap. I know I was having a bad day and I am hard on myself as it is. You set me back to calm after a hard day.

Elle said...


This was such a relatable post. I'm happy with who I am at the moment, and your post has just given me that gentle reminder that who I am is okay and, as the previous comment had mentioned, I am enough. I am not better than others, I am not below others....I am myself. And that's the best thing of all.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. This reminds me alot. :)

Anonymous said...

The title of the poem made me think, for a moment, that it was ironically referencing bombs dropping from planes versus an airplane with passengers. I suppose I'm injecting my own bias based on my current negative world view.

Unknown said...

NEVER disappoint!

TwizzleSouthernstars This &;That ? said...

Beautiful...and we humans get lost and the world makes us distort our own souls The God i know is not about that He put us here to love one another...simple.. RIGHT ..? somedays ... some lessons are heart and soul braking .. but we must prevail ME MUST PRESS ON... !

roxdab said...

Thank you for your words. Just what I needed.

Anonymous said...

Dear You,

How fit the title is!
I find myself back to this post time and time again when i'm suffocated by my self-doubts.
Yes, please remind me again. Anytime.


p.s. at first when you lift the comment-approval ban, i had mixed feelings. I thought in some way, there's this connection that was lost because i will never know whether you still read comments or not. But lately, seeing how this has made people leaving chats for their lost soulmate, i'm beginning to think it's a superb idea.