One thing I did get to do was catch up with a local dear friend of mine. We talked on the phone for over an hour and it was great! It had been a while since we'd talked, so we had a lot to catch up on. But one thing in our conversation that stuck out is an incident they had endured. Without saying too much, they were being chastised and made to feel less than for being who/what they are.
It made me sad, very sad because I know how true this friends heart is and it breaks my heart to see them hurt. I wanted to go over to my friends house and give them a giant hug.
It got me thinking today though about how we tend to lose ourselves in things. Relationships, jobs, hobbies, etc and we end up sacrificing who we are in order to be what everything and everyone wants. Then there are people who buck against that trend and are who they are regardless of what everyone expects them or wants them to be. These are the people I marvel at and my friend is definitely one of them. So today's Momentum Monday is for my friend and all the people out there that find they get put down for being the wonderful people they are: