Don’t Be Just Another Crayon in the Box

crayons-in-a-box“Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner’s manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.”  Oprah Winfrey

“You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder.” -Israel Zangwill

“About all you can do in life is to be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.”  Rita Mae Brown

A poem I found and would like to share.

While walking in a toy store
the day before today,
I overheard a Crayon Box
With many things to say.

“I don’t like red!” said Yellow.
And Green said, “Nor do I!
And no one here likes Orange,
But no one knows quite why.”

“We are a box of crayons
that really doesn’t get along,”
Said Blue to all the others.
“Something here is wrong!

Well, I bought that box of crayons
and took it home with me
and laid out all the crayons
so the crayons could all see

They watched me as I colored
With Red and Blue and Green
And Black and White and Orange
and every color in between

They watched as Green became the grass
And Blue became the sky.
The Yellow sun was shining bright
On White clouds drifting by.

Colors changing as they touched,
Becoming something new.
They watched me as I colored.
They watched till I was through.

And when I’d finally finished,
I began to walk away.
And as I did the Crayon box
had something more to say…

“I do like Red!” said the Yellow
And Green said, “So do I!
And Blue, you are terrific!
So high up in the sky.”

We are a Box of Crayons
Each of us unique,
but when we get together
the picture is complete.


Always, you must be yourself. Don’t try and pull the wool over people eyes. They will see through you. If you want people to join you in your business or just to be your friend, be true to yourself and share the real you. You will have more people want to follow you when they can trust you for who you are and what you stand for.

Because It’s All About YOU! and Changing Yourself and Your Life for the Better

Darleen Lanham

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2 thoughts on “Don’t Be Just Another Crayon in the Box

  1. Pingback: The “VISUAL” Gift… « MKG- Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts

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