|Joel never feels the need to apologize for his painted toe nails|
I work with youth. This is an age where everything is out there and nothing is certain. Kids are gripping for who they are and who they want to become, never really knowing if that will be good enough. But no matter who they become or who they choose to be, I hope none of them think they need to apologize for themselves.
I've had a girl look me in the eye and tell me she is so sorry for being annoying. I never said she was annoying. I didn't even think she was being annoying. I've had boys apologize for not being smart enough, fast enough, strong enough. I've had friends apologize for not being young enough, hip enough, cool enough, healthy enough...
|or wearing feathers in his hair|
People like you like that. People like me like that. Apologies are good. Apologizing for who you are isn't necessary. You are simply compromising your own self respect when you do that. You are worthy of being exactly who and how God made you to be. Enjoy that blessings. It is a gift. Don't apologize for it.