Tammy Helfrich

Life begins right where you are.

I am me, not you

I am me. I am not you.

I can learn from you, but I cannot be you.

I can be encouraged by you, but I will never be you.

In fact, I don’t want to be you.

I am learning how to truly be ME.

But sometimes I get twisted up into wanting to be you, or someone else. I foolishly think you seem to have it all figured out.

Maybe you do, but most likely you’ve just learned to be you.

Sometimes I allow this to escalate and make me feel like I don’t fit in anywhere.

I allow myself to feel small.

Why do I do this to myself?

I know I am me.

I know I have something to offer the world that only I can provide.

I know I am uniquely made.

There is only one me.

I will celebrate you.

I will encourage you.

I will help you and support you.

But I will not try to be you.

I will be me.

Will you join me and be fully YOU?







  1. A beautiful message, Tammy! Thanks you for your encouraging words to be fully who we are. I’m joining you in being fully me! Blessings.

  2. Brock Webster

    July 24, 2013 at 8:41 am

    As always you hit the nail on the head. If we would all just do more of this, the world would be a better place. Help, encourage and then repeat over and over!!

  3. I am right there with you, Tammy! :)

  4. Love this, Tammy. Thanks for the reminder.

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