The word author-ity is an interesting word.Some people are the authors of their own lives, they live, they laugh, they learn. They tell a story that includes all factors of their life; the joy and the pain, the triumph and the tragedy.While others are authors of ity-bity stuff and they can’t seem to get out of the rut. It is so comforting when we start to see how we have become wiser because of the hard work or the determination that we have put forth to improve ourselves. Wisdom is an attribute that we seem to appreciate more because of trial and error or through life experience and challenge. Standing up for who you are is empowering, yet it remains uncommon because most people are followers and do not want to be criticized for being different. In the word en-COURAGE-ment is the word COURAGE..it takes a true dedication to speak up for what you feel and honor your feelings. Let all the lessons you have endured in your life give you the right to BE.