Be a Pineapple - Quote + FREE Printable
Be a pineapple??
I know this quote is a little old, but I've been seeing it pop up a lot more on Pinterest and social media lately. Perhaps it's making a 2017 comeback or maybe someone decided to resurrect it since some associate pineapples with summer. Who knows. I honestly didn't give it much thought when I first began seeing it and thought it was just a cutesy way to overlay text on top of an image of a pineapple. But the more I saw it, the more I began to understand it. I know it might sound weird, but I feel like we should all be more like a pineapple. Let me explain.
Pineapples quite literally stand up on their own - they stand tall and proud. This is what we as a community and people should strive to do. Stand up for what you believe in. Stand up for yourself. Stand up for someone else. Stand up for whatever it is you think you need to take a stance on. Just make sure to stand up tall and don't ever let anyone put you down. Be a defender. Be proud of who you are and live each day with dignity and grace. Sometimes life can throw us a curve ball or two and we may loose ourselves along the way. Just make sure to find your back and to not let yourself down. Brush off your shoulders, look straight ahead and stand tall.
Wear a crown.
Don't literally wear a crown, figuratively wear one. While you shouldn't expect to be treated like a princess, you should be treated fairly and with respect. We all deserve this. Know your worth. You have the right to every ounce of appreciation and courtesy as the next person. Live life with finesse and sophistication - be passionate and shoot for the stars and don't settle for anything less.
Be sweet on the inside.
I know it's cliché to say, but it's not what's on the outside that counts it's what's on the inside. On the outside, pineapples are hard with a rough texture, but you can't judge it based on its outside appearance. This is 100% true with people as well. Life is all about being understanding and accepting to one another. Be kind and genuine. Be sweet on the inside. Make sure to always be the best YOU can be. Show the world how amazing you are. Show the world what you have to offer.
We would all be better humans if we just remembered to be like a pineapple.
I've included a downloadable link to the 6" x 10" PDF. Feel free to print this out and frame it yourself so you can be inspired at home on a daily basis.
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Jacqueline Wilson is an English children’s author and creator of this quote.