Thursday, August 20, 2009

The finest apple

Today post by Sarah Lula and a conversation I had with a workmate reminded me of this!

On Being Yourself

You must learn that you cannot be loved by all people.
You can be the finest apple in the world –
ripe, juicy, sweet, succulent – and offer yourself to all.
But you must remember that there will be people who do not like apples.

You must understand that if you are the world’s finest apple,
and someone you love does not like apples,
you have the choice of becoming a banana.
But you must be warned that if you choose to become a banana,
you will be a second-rate banana.
However, you can always be the finest apple.

You must realise that if you choose to be a second-rate banana,
there will be people who do not like bananas.
Furthermore, you can spend your life trying to become the best banana –
which is impossible if you are an apple –
or you can seek again to be the finest apple.


  1. Ohhhhhhhhh so true! I love the way you expressed that.

  2. Pauline - love this have forwarded it to my daughter.

  3. Don't you find that as one gets older it is easier to accept that one is an apple and bugger trying to be a banana.

  4. Besides, I like being an apple!


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