Pam Finger – person you decide to be

“You do not have to be your mother, unless she is who you want to be. You do not have to be your mother’s mother, or your mother’s mother’s mother, or even your grandmother’s mother on your father’s side. You may inherit their chins or their hips or their eyes, but you are not destined to become the women who came before you. You are not destined to live their lives. So if you inherit something, inherit their strength, their resilience. Because the only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ~Pam Finger, as seen in The Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2nd helping from Rainwater Designs