Friday, September 19, 2014

"Don't Be Like the Rest of Them, Darling!"

That's what I'd tell you if we could meet face to face.  We'd sit with some coffee, tea, root beer {whatever you like} between us & some hot cinnamon rolls or dishes piled high with ice cream {& chocolate sauce} & I'd tell you.  As it is, I'll "write" you this truth, instead {& you'll have to supply your own refreshments - sorry, maybe someday...}.

  • You don't have to laugh at the jokes you know aren't funny.
  • You don't have to wear the too tight or too short/low clothes.
  • You don't have to watch the tv shows & movies you know don't match up with your beliefs.
  • You don't have to lower your standards for guys {the right ones will like you for you}.
  • You don't have to change who you are to be accepted, real friends like the real girl.
  • You don't have to chase boys, the ones worth considering will pursue you.
  • You don't have to do all the {crazy} things the world says are cool - it turns out, they're wrong.
  • You don't have to be a carbon copy or cookie-cutter of everyone else, be your own unique self.
  • You don't have to fret about what others will say/think - you only have an audience of One to please {that's Jesus, & He'll take care of you}.
"But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into 
His marvelous light."
-1 Peter 2:9 {emphasis mine}

Truth & Love,

P.S.: Believe it!

P.P.S.: Grab the image above as a free printable {just for you} to remind you when life tries to make you forget.

Click on the image & then right click & save to your computer {or copy & paste}.  Open in a word document, resize if necessary, print, & remember this truth, darling!

CONDITIONS OF USE: My printables are free for personal use only.  Feel free to share them on Pinterest provided you credit & link back to {Bess' Bag}.  If you want to blog about these printables, or share a project you created using them, it would be fabulous, just be sure to credit & link back to {Bess' Bag} (feel free to use 1 or 2 of my photos, but please don't share the actual printable on your site - just add a link to it).  Thanks & enjoy!


  1. Wonderful, wonderful advice. I imagine you saying it in high heels, cocktail in hand!

  2. I love love this but since I do not have a printer I will be writing it down! Thank you for this

  3. All really good advice. If I ever have kids... these are things I would want to instill in them! They are things I still try to remember for myself...even though I'm "old" now! Ha.


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