Remind Me Who I Am

“Who am I?”

We might see ourselves as a thousand things, or one. I heard this song on the radio many times before watching the music video. When I saw the video, I couldn’t help the tears that crept into my eyes.

A man is traveling, taking pictures of people on his journey. Each one has their own story. Often, our stories could never be completely expressed, but sometimes one word or phrase is enough:


“They used me”


“I don’t matter”



He took their pictures, as they held their simple cardboard signs. But when each picture developed, the word was different. Every picture ended up with the same word.

The one word that each of us is, no matter what else or who else we think we are:


It’s a word each of us could be reminded of more often.

About Bonita Jewel

Bonita Jewel is an author and blogger who writes on a variety of themes, including: Literature & poetry Writing Parenting Purpose After living in India from the age of 16 to 28, she returned to California with her husband and three children. She is pursuing a Degree at Fresno State University. Bonita teaches community education at Clovis Adult. Her courses include Blogging Basics, Power Editing, Creative Writing, and Working from Home. She also freelances as an editor, ghostwriter, and writing coach. Her greatest passions are her family, her faith, writing, and reading. Bonita Jewel has been reading since she was 2 ½. Thirty years later, she still loves the magic and mystery of the written word. She is slowly breathing life into roughly 50 novels and nearly as many nonfiction works, depending on which plot or character seizes her interest at any given time. Please connect with Bonita at:
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