They won't let me
Life is waiting for you to bloom.
Life is waiting for you to glorify it.
Please don't let life down.
Be sure not to allow other people to should on you.
Folks are always so ready to let you know what you should be or should not be doing, they get very little done in their own lives.
If your mother, father, sister, brother, friend is so sure of what you should be doing, let them do it.
Remember, good advice is not always free.
You pay dearly for it with little pieces of your life and yourself.
It may be challenging to move beyond the expectations and demands others have of or for you, but remember a good challenge strengthens your muscles.
Please do not should on me!
(Iyanla Vanzant, Faith In The Valley, p. 151)
30 December 2015