Random Thoughts

Respect Is a Powerful Thing

I’m not beautiful. I’m not cool. I’m not one of those people that emits a gravitational pull. The kind of person everyone wants to befriend.

For whatever reason — and there’s more than I’d like — I’m flawed. I’m broken. I’m not what people would like for me to be.

There’s nothing I can do to change it. It’s who I am. It’s always been who I am.

I may not be perfect. And I certainly don’t think I’m popular.

But I’m respected. I earned each an every eye that landed on my words.

Because I worked hard at it. It was my words that drew people in. It was my words that kept them coming back.

And you know what? I’m okay with that.

© Sarah Doughty


17 thoughts on “Respect Is a Powerful Thing”

  1. This should be the anthem/motto for Jr High/High school kids. We should be okay with ourselves. Other people’s goals are not our goals. If everyone was the same and wanted the same things, we would all be in trouble. Keep going! Make the world more interesting with YOU 🙂

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    1. Thank you. One of the biggest problems the younger generations are experiencing is a more self-centered type of reality. Rather than trying to be the most popular, junior high and high school kids should be learning to be an individual, not the same as everyone else.

      Thanks for the kind comment.


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