Saturday, 1 January 2011

Ugly Duckling.

The Ugly Duckling. 

There once was an ugly duckling
With feathers all stubby and brown
And the other birds said in so many words
Get out of town
Get out, get out, get out of town
And he went with a quack and a waddle and a quack
In a flurry of eiderdown

That poor little ugly duckling
Went wandering far and near
But at every place they said to his face
Now get out, get out, get out of here
And he went with a quack and a waddle and a quack 
And a very unhappy tear.

All through the wintertime he hid himself away
Ashamed to show his face, afraid of what others might say
All through the winter in his lonely clump of wheat
Till a flock of swans spied him there and very soon agreed
You're a very fine swan indeed!

A swan? Me a swan? Ah, go on!
And he said yes, you're a swan
Take a look at yourself in the lake and you'll see
And he looked, and he saw, and he said
I am a swan! Wheeeeeeee!

I'm not such an ugly duckling
No feathers all stubby and brown
For in fact these birds in so many words said
The best in town
The best, the best, the best in town
Not a quack, not a quack, not a waddle or a quack
But a glide and a whistle and a snowy white back
And a head so noble and high

Say who's an ugly duckling?
Not I!
Not I!

Danny Kaye. 

I can so relate to the ugly duckling! I feel like I have spent my whole life not feeling good enough or confident enough. Spending my time hiding who I am and skirting around on the edge of life. Not taking chances and missing out on opportunities. I will make more effort! I don't want to look like or be anyone else. I want to be the best version of me possible. I feel like I keep the real me hidden and contained. No more - I am letting the real me shine!

Steps - 

Smile more!
Talk to more people
Be positive and friendly
Wear colour
Paint my toenails bright pink!

Be your true self!
You are beautiful and unique!




  1. I can relate. Jenny I'm 36 and for years I did this. We live in a world of "fake". We are not encouraged to let our true selves show. Let yourself shine girl. Because each year you will look back and say, HEY, I looked pretty good then. Trust me!

  2. Hi Jenny....Happy New Year...

  3. So true!! I am going to try and do better at this too. Happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Year!

    Amy - I already look back and wonder what I was so paranoid about!

  5. Trying to get a new perspective for this new year - especially when I look in the mirror!

  6. I feel-felt like this too! Here's my (long) story, if you can make it through....
    Thank you for bearing a lil of your soul. <3