Selah Vita

Life is a treasured asset…don't let it pass by without pausing to think about each moment~~~selah vita

Being Different is Okay and it’s fun!

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Being Different is Okay and it's fun!

…i’ve been noticing more and more how different i am from so many…lol although i find it to be amusing, sometimes it seems to trouble others. don’t know why it should, but it’s obvious it does.
you see, i love being alone in my own little world, i find it fascinating at times because i’m a thinker and i have a wild imagination too! although i am a friend to many and go out of my way to make someone feel comfortable, it’s not often i will open up, i just prefer to be a help/encourager to others. but lately i’ve been tip toeing out of this private world of mine, and the truth is, i’m recognizing there will always be someone who prefers me to go back in the box and not speak a word unless it agrees with them. ha! seems now that i’m growing and becoming who i was created to be, that’s where the trouble lies. those who have known me are uncomfy with my new self. i was always the extremely quiet one who smiled and never gave my opinion of anything unless asked…i loved to just listen to everyone’s chatter about the silly things that seem to bother them.
now that time has been passing by, i took notice that i do have lots to say, but i choose to speak only when i find it profitable.
through the years i have figured out although people have said, “you’re too quiet, you’re very shy, you’re such an introvert, you’re really a funny person, why don’t you open up more, and lastly, why do you let others push you around, you need to stand up for yourself ?” all these things and more seemed to annoy others, but now as i’ve opened up (at my leisure) they seem to prefer i go back into my shell and speak only when spoken to! what they haven’t figured out is that now when i stand up for myself, it’s only ok with them, as long as i’m not standing up to them! whoaaaaaa!!! hmmmm, amazing isn’t it? yeah, always the double standard…
well, i’m really not here to complain, i’m more amused and wanted to see if anyone deals with similar stuff.
i’m allowing myself to grow and i like it…yes, i still prefer my quiet self, but there are times this italian, jersey girl seems to pop up and i must say, it amuses me. though some may be uncomfortable when i stand tall (well, tall for my 5ft stature lol), i find as long as i’m not obnoxious or hurtful, it’s making me see there is life after hiding in my own world, and i’m enjoying the trip down this new found freedom lane…after all there is life ahead of us if we’re willing to step out into the unknown we can look fear in the face and be set free.
btw, i want to thank you all for being such great blogging buddies, i think you’ve had something to do with this “coming out” party! (and just a warning, i will be sure ti refer my friends and family to you all if i see a mob coming my way the next time i have my fun with them! lol )
and again, a big thanks for showing me there’s life in blogging… πŸ˜‰

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Author: Selah Vita

I love all forms of encouragement, especially if it involves humor...the greatest thing to me is watching people be uplifted ...also extending grace to those who feel down or condemned. I found it is a powerful tool... Everyone's life is valuable and I would love to bring a little bit of light and joy into their lives..selah~~~

14 thoughts on “Being Different is Okay and it’s fun!

  1. hahaha- you know I understand!!!

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  2. Come on out Selah, many people I follow say little if anything about their personnel life. I think it lets you know the person more as a real person rather than just a virtual one. Thats about all I post about is myself because that’s all I consider myself an expert at πŸ™‚

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    • lol…thanks bob! sometimes i wonder if i’m stepping out of my boundaries…lol…i appreciate your honesty always…you don’t pull any punches and that’s cool with me…
      i don’t get anyone other than you and two others who read my blog so sometimes i shrink back…BUT on ocassion i get a little brave and then there’s no stopping me! lol…i guess i’m growing…and i like that! lol and again, thanks to your forever encouraging words…you make the blog world shine a little brighter.
      πŸ˜‰

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  3. I am an old man and still growing let me see it I cant do something about your readership when I post again this weekend πŸ™‚

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    • awwww. such a kind thing to do…thank you…i’m kinda ok with it…i figure if no ones interested it’s ok…thank you for trying bob, you’re ok in my book πŸ™‚

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      • Woops I never even considered asking you if you were interested in more followers I just assumed from your comments about only having two people read your post. I have only done this once before. I just mention in a unrelated post something like I feel this blog is hidden and worth looking into then I just post a link to your blog and let my readers decide on their own. If you are not OK with that let me know. I do feel your writing deserves more looks even if you don’t πŸ™‚

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      • awww, thanks bob!! my apologies if i gave that impression…i can see where they would…ooopsie! lol
        ty for extending my blog to others, sure ! i think that’s great of you to do that…you’re a good blogging friend! and i appreciate your kind comments as well…thanks for extending this to your friends, you’re ok in my book!
        enjoy your day! πŸ™‚

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  4. You’re on the journey to yourself, and that is an exciting one. If some people are not happy with how you express yourself, take a good look. If you are not hurting or offending anyone, bless them and go on your way. It sounds as if, from the above posts, that you have made a friend in Bob, so you must be doing things right!

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    • awww, thanks so much…i totally agree with you! the last thing i want to do is hurt someone, i’m not into running off my mouth to offend. but, i also won’t compromise the truth of who i am anymore…i have found along the road through life’s journey, not everyone agrees with everything, so i speak in love and let the chips fall. i avoid arguments as much as possible…i will walk away and offer my apologies (even if i’m right, or think i am lol) for the sake of peace. life is what it is, and yes, bob has been quite the encourager and he speaks his peace and i admire that…thanks for the kind words, i really am looking forward to digging into your blogs in the near future πŸ™‚
      thanks from the bottom of my heart for your commenting on this…and btw, i love your words on “blessing others” and go your (my)way…ty ty ty

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  5. ” People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

    If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

    If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

    What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

    If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

    The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

    Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

    In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

    -this version is credited to Mother Teresa

    I thought you’d appreciate this quote. It seemed to fit here.

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    • thanks so much Faith…i love this quote…you’re so right,it certainly does seem to fit this post…thanks always for the thumbs up, your encouragement is a blessing …bless you for being a sweet voice in the madness…lol… πŸ˜‰

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