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“It’s a very powerful thing when someone sees you as the person you wish you were.




Veronica Mars





I believe all of us try and be the best version of ourselves. Maybe not all the time … but as often as we can.


I also believe that most of us question whether we are the best version of ourselves.



I imagine Life is inevitably lived somewhere in between.


We get glimpses of the best version of ourselves.


It’s an odd journey … places you found it … only lose it … and then find it and lose it again.




In a frustrating way it gives you hope.


In many ways we seem to struggle really hard just to grasp the basic elements of the best version of yourself.


And it is frustrating because … well … one would think being the best version of yourself should be easy.





Most often it is not.


And maybe that is what bravery, or personal courage, is all about.


Having the courage to forge through the adversity of Life and trust the best version of yourself to arrive at some point <again>.


hope says one more timeThat said.


Please recognize I hesitate to believe that there is such a thing as a constant version of you being at your best.


Everyone goes through highs and lows.


It’s just that some people hide those things so well you can end up looking around and end up feeling bad about yourself because you think you’re the only one not being the best version of what you could be.


All that said.


That is why the people who see you as the person who you wish you could be are invaluable.


These are the people who take the parts you have thrown away.

Thrown away because you were convinced they went the best version of you.


Thrown away because you didn’t see them as part of the person you wished you love part 3 familiaritycould be.



They take these parts and pick them up and sometimes they hand them back to you and say “uhm, don’t throw that way” or sometimes they tuck that part in their pocket to give back another day or sometimes they sweep those parts up and put them together in a way you never saw them before and just show you what that version could be.





“I want the parts that you’ve tried to throw away – the parts that you were convinced no one could ever want.








What you wish you could be is … well … a pretty powerful thing. A pretty powerful feeling.


It is something everyone should have.


It is a good thing.


It is aspirational and motivating and hopeful.


And, yet, it is also frightening, disappointing and potentially corrosive to your esteem and who you are.special people




But that is why the people who see you as you wish you could be are powerful people.



Don’t ignore those people if you are fortunate enough to have one in your Life.


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Written by Bruce