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Weekly Reflection
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What makes you different; makes you, YOU.

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost (1874-1963)

This was taken from the popular poem by Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken", 1920.  It's popularity most likely resonates with many of us, it's theme that we must follow our own path in life regardless of what others say, think or do.  Sadly, while we advocate such a freedom to revel in our own interests, skills and passions, we still fail to truly emancipate ourselves from following what is common to our society.  We not only fail ourselves when we follow the lead of others for whom we do not truly believe, but we fail those whom we love when we fear change and choices that may seem different or wrong to those who look for conformity as a means of control and self validation.

We should never fear the depths of our true self and the ability to rise above the self motivated interests of others and their personal, professional or political choices.  Instead, look to others for similar interests, support and understanding in the choices you make.  Expect your choices may not always be accepted.  Likewise, you may not fully accept others. 

However, it is the growth of the individual and society that we may open our minds and hearts to each other and develop greater unity by recognizing our maximum potential in our acceptance of shared differences.  In doing so, we choose the road less traveled when it can make all the difference

Be who you are, do what you need to do and hold true your convictions when challenged to defend them.  It will make you stronger, happier and take you in the right direction.