Day 10: Who is your "best self"?
I was reading The Diary of Anne Frank recently and came across an entry where she was talking about how she had a different Anne for everyone. She was a different person depending on who she was around. At first, I thought to myself, "That's weird. Why would you change around people? Just be yourself." But you know, I don't think being a different person around others is necessarily a bad thing.
I know that's not entirely what this question means. I think it's also asking what is the best part of me or what I like most about myself.
I like myself most when I'm serving others or helping someone. My unselfish or compassionate self is probably my best self. But of course... I see compassion as the most beautiful thing in life, according to day five of this blogging challenge, so that shouldn't seem like much of a surprise to all of you.
When I serve others, I feel joy and peace. I feel like I'm fulfilling a piece of God's plan for me. Serving others also gives me a feel-good feeling that nothing else can really replace. So that's my best self.
To be honest, I feel really awkward writing this right now. Like I can't share my best self without bragging. I have a lot of bad selves, but that isn't the purpose of this question. No, Emily. Bad. Why can't we share good things about ourselves without feeling guilty?
Here are your questions:
1. What is your best self?
2. Do you change slightly when you're around different people?