As a child I always loved Dr Seuss books but back then I always thought of them as funny little stories about strange characters in strange outfits in a weird and wonderful world however in adult life I can see the great life lessons they teach not only kids but also adults.
Since February I have taken a stand to try to be more positive and learn lessons from the law of attraction in that you reap what you sow, you get back what you give out and taking a more positive view on life will make you happier in the long run.
I have taken the same stance in what I wear because in my view if you put thought and effort into your appearance then that will give out positive vibes about you and who you are. It can be difficult to live a positive life and be who you want to be when you are surrounded by negative people. I sometimes find Fermanagh people and in fact people in Northern Ireland in general to be quite negative, contrary to what statistics say about us being happy people. Maybe that’s just our culture or the way we have been raised or maybe we are all happy being negative.
We should all be able to get up in the morning and put on whatever we like and whatever makes us feel good without the doubt in our minds about what people will think. It is those thoughts and fears of how others view us that hold us back from expressing ourselves in the way we really want to or hold us back from who we really want to be. I am not saying let’s all go out dressed in ball gowns every day but not to follow others, not to wear what we think others want us to wear not to impress anyone but ourselves.
So people of Fermanagh in your life and how you dress and express yourselves please take a little advice from the great Dr Seuss! “Today you are you, that is truer than true, there is no one alive that is youer than you. Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”