Remember who you are

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My friend Hugh McLeod, brilliant artist and author of the must-read Ignore Everybody, is running a series of guest posts on his blog called Remember Who You Are. The series so far is here.

He was kind enough to ask me to contribute, and my guest post was published today. It brought me to a very tender time of my life that includes both tremendous sadness and tremendous strength. I called it You, less than.

As Martha Beck once told me when I was going through a challenging time,

“Some day you will realize that this was being done for you, not to you.”

Today is one of those days. 🙂

Enjoy the post here: You, less than.

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11 Responses to “Remember who you are”

  1. Nice addition to an awesome series. I agree that the pain we suffer is for our benefit to awaken us, not to punish us somehow.

  2. Excellent post. Is he still looking for guest contributions?

  3. Hi Pam.

    What a wonderfully constructed and moving post. You are absolutely spot on in what you say about needing to find something to pull you out of feeling “less than”. It is so important to have that sense of worth and it can be too easy to let real life (whatever that means!) diminish that sense.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Live Richly says:

    I found this really touching and inspiring. Thanks!

  5. fas says:

    Amazing stuff there. Can anyone contribute on this series?

  6. Analog Girl says:

    I LOVED your post and am so glad a dear friend had it on her page for me to discover. I’ve also BTDT but with minor differences – my dad didn’t leave physically… I’m so glad I’ve now got a link to you and your writings to revisit!! Thank you 🙂

  7. Jim Kelleher says:

    This is an outstanding piece, Pam. There have to be a whole heck of a lot of people who can relate. Very well stated, and what a great vest!

  8. Laura Click says:

    A truly beautiful piece. You are so very talented, Pam!

  9. Dean Johnson says:

    Beautifully written piece. Poetic. Poignant.

    It’s amazing how much of ourselves lies scattered along our path through life. What a beautiful reminder to retrace our steps and gather it up again.


  10. Todd Lohenry says:

    Wow, Pam — what a great post. Thank you… I’m following!

  11. Todd W. says:

    Very good post. It hit home, since I had a trusted friend tell me something similar earlier this week. After all, what are nothing but ourselves.