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Be A Be Keeper

Be Keeper

My son has taken up beekeeping. And while I’m not inclined to join him in his new hobby, I am enthused about keeping “bes.”

That’s not a misspelling. Here’s what I mean.

“Say what you want and BE who you are, because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.”

I’d love to tell you who first murmured this wonderful piece of ‘be” advice, but apparently pieces of it have been around since the 1890s, and while it’s often attributed to either Dr. Seuss or Bernard Baruch, it’s not original to either of them.

But isn’t the quote great anyway? I found it in the advice column, Dear Annie, along with the following quote attributed  to P.T. Barnum.

“No one ever made any difference BEing like everyone else.”

I didn’t find any real evidence that P.T. Barnum said this, either, but it’s still wonderful, isn’t it? And if he didn’t say it, then he certainly should have.

So the point of today’s BEs? This very day is a great one–and not a moment too soon–to remember to BE yourself and BE proud of yourself.  Remember to BE the best kind of be keeper and enjoy whatever sweet things life gives you. You deserve them.

And yes, today’s Sunday Inspiration is sweet as a gallon of honey, but don’t forget, we’re trying to attract and encourage the bes. Why else?

2 Comments

  1. Nancy Lepri on May 19, 2019 at 10:43 am

    What an insightful posting! Many are too afraid to BE themselves which is sad. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a blessed Sunday. ?

  2. Delores on May 24, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Really great way of thinking! Thanks for sharing.

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