I value honesty. I live openly.

If I have to hide who I am then I’m surrounded by the wrong people.

If I have to change who I am, how I act, what I say, what I do, and what I write then I’m hanging out with the wrong crowd.

Surround ourselves with those who encourage us to shine bright not dim our light.

Surround ourselves with those who appreciate us the way we are and for who we are.

Surround ourselves with those who lift us up not tear us down.

Surround ourselves with those who strengthen us not weaken us.

Accept me for me. Take me as I am.