Be careful what you pretend to be . . .

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be" Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Mother Night

pre-tend

Verb 1. speak and act so as to make it appear that something is the case when in fact it is not.

We seem to learn this early in life.  As a teacher, I remember instructing children to go into pretend mode to do creative writing.  Somewhere this seems to go wrong in our lives and pretense and pretend creep into our lives as adults. 

We can pretend to be anything we want to be, but we can't be anyone we want to be. You can only be yourself. At least that is the wise choice; if you try to be someone you are not, you will ultimately fail. 

Celebrate the traits you have and the gifts God has blessed you with. 

Why I chose this painting was it was a 'pretender'.  I was forcing a composition and color with it. Now I look at it four years later and there are thing I love and things I still know are not right. Next blog you get to see the evolution. 

Proverbs 12:9  "Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food."