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June 16, 2011

On Being Different

Comments

  • 1.
    Deb said…

    love this quote!

  • 2.
    Cindy said…

    Love this. Thank you.

  • 3.
    Maria said…

    Love this! Can I use this for my DD’s birthday card? If everyone could just GET this message, then every one would be content. Thanks!

  • 4.
    Susanne said…

    This is so much true!
    May I use that as a printout?

  • 5.
    ~amy~ said…

    thanks…LOVE this!

  • 6.
    JOAN said…

    Great quote!! Thanks a lot.

  • 7.
    miranda said…

    I LOVE this! It can be difficult being different sometimes. But this one cheers me up rightaway. Could I use it on my blog?

  • 8.
    Ann T said…

    I live this. Is it okay if I print this and use it for a scrapbook page. I’ve got a great idea brewing.

  • 9.

    Well *I* certainly think so. ;)

  • 10.
    Suzie Perrie said…

    Amen.

  • 11.
    ale said…

    totally love this!!!
    will we be able to get a digital version at designer digitals any time soon?

  • 12.
    Amanda said…

    I LOVE this!! Will this be a stamp anytime soon, by chance?? :)

  • 13.
    MonicaB said…

    Great quote!

  • 14.
    AbbyS said…

    So very true!

  • 15.
    Jewel said…

    This is so beautiful. I want to share this with my 11 year old daughter who is really struggling with being different this year. It is a hard age to be different. Thank you for such a wonderful quote.

  • 16.
    Chris said…

    Thanks for the reminder. I don’t embrace my “youness” enough.

  • 17.
    Alexandra said…

    I think this should be a poster!!!
    :)

  • 18.
    Susan Anderson said…

    We all are unique and embracing our “youness” is a great gift to learn at any age. Took me till my 40′s.

  • 19.
    Cindy Andrews said…

    This is a keeper, Ali. TFS

  • 20.
    Marie said…

    AWESOME sentiment, Ali! This is a fundamental truth that I am trying to instill in my daughter – she is almost 6 and starting to see differences between herself and others, between other children, etc…such an important part of developing a positive self image!!! I see that some others have the same idea as myself – can we look forward to seeing this on a stamp? Perhaps a Studio AE stamp kit?? PLEASE?!?!?!?
    Thanks for this “nugget of wisdom”….

  • 21.
    Andi Sexton said…

    YES!!!!

  • 22.
    Kaylea said…

    I’ve used this to illustrate something I’ve been pondering this week (with credit). Hope this is ok…

    http://kaytebug2002.blogspot.com/2011/06/thought-for-day-be-you.html

    K

  • 23.
    o-girl said…

    Great sentiment & lovely word art, Ali. I’ve raised my daughter (who’s almost 16) to embrace her individuality and I’m proud of her and admire her that she’s so comfortable in her own skin. If only I could champion myself the way I’ve championed her. I’m a work in progress. :)

  • 24.
    Tona said…

    Love this!

  • 25.
    lee said…

    Thank you for reminding each of us to appreciate our quirks and unique attributes that nobody else possesses in quite the same combination as we do. =)

  • 26.
    Karen said…

    I love this. It’s so easy to loose ourselves….from our own critiques, others’ words, expectations, perceptions, and fear. Thanks for the reminder to stay true! :>

  • 27.
    Raylene said…

    Here’s to Individuality! My own daughter was crafted unique. When about 7 she was reprimanded by my son for trying to wear rubber boots to church with her pretty dress. She simply ignored him and said,”They’re comfortable!” And walked away.
    Fast forward to orange hair and wild funky pants in her teens. She would be stopped in the mall by other girls and be asked where she got her pants??? She’s proudly say, “I made them!”
    Fast forward again to her wedding in 2008, where she wore funky flowered running shoes under her wedding gown. Again, “I want to be comfortable all day. No spike heels for me! Not negotiable Mom!”
    I’m so proud of her! Unique is beautiful!

  • 28.

    THIS IS MY MANTRA!!!! Thanks Ali, you just seems to hit home when needed! This makes me love me for me, where I am at today and one day at a time where I may be to follow….constant evolving my unique “youness” as to dance to a different drummer!

  • 29.
    annette said…

    Well said ALI. I would love to use this quote on a layout about my son who totally embraces his “youness” hope that’s ok. I think it’s more difficult for us then for our kids, who are different. I always remind my son that anyone can be the same, it takes someone special to be different.

    Annette

  • 30.
    Karine Ardault said…

    Beautiful. You should make a button of this. I would proudly wear it on my blog!

  • 31.
    Catherine said…

    Printing this out to have my husband hang in his classroom. I’m sure it’ll strike a chord with the high school kids.

  • 32.
    Prathima said…

    YEAH!!!! When someone says I’m weird, I just say “THANK YOU!!!”- because who wants to be normal, anyway?!

  • 33.
    playcrane said…

    Amen!

  • 34.
    Erika said…

    Thanks for the reminder, Ali! I needed that…

  • 35.
    Angie Martin Hall said…

    Thank you for this!

  • 36.
    Gabi said…

    I so needed this reminder today, Ali! Thank you!

  • 37.
    Kimberly said…

    Right now I’m struggling with being different … And this makes me feel just a little bit better. Thank you for sharing.

  • 38.
    Marcie said…

    This so speaks to me. Love it!

  • 39.
    Mickey said…

    AWESOME!!! LOVE, Love, it!

  • 40.
    Paula G said…

    So so true. I am inspired to use the word different for my One Little Word for 2012, it will segue perfectly from my word for this year – soul – for being different both tests and fulfills the longings in our souls.

  • 41.
    sandie said…

    Great quote, Ali. I embrace that.

  • 42.
    Amy Lynn said…

    Well said Ali…

  • 43.
    Tenille said…

    I LOVE this…going to tell my girls this everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 44.
    Robin said…

    Thank you for posting this. I really needed to be reminded that following the less traveled path is ok and that it is who I am. Although from time others may trample on that path and make you question who you are, being your authentic self is all there is. I need to rememeber to surround myslef with those that celebrate and encourage this and ultimately dismiss the rest!

    • ….
      Debbie Kaste said…

      There is nothing wrong with being ‘different’. Who wants to be like everyone else? Sure would be a boring world if we all were…lol! Being ‘different’ is being unique and that’s a good thing!

  • 45.
    Missus Wookie said…

    Oh so true – thank you for posting this!

  • 46.
    Suzelle said…

    May I please print this ? LOVE it

    • ….
      Ali said…

      You can definitely print it – just not sell it.

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