When I first saw this, I laughed. Then I started thinking.
On its face, I think of trophies for everyone, everyone getting a first place ribbon, being told you’re special every day, etc.
On further thought, I think it’s healthy to feel that we’re each worth the water of which we’re made.
- We don’t have to be able to sell a gazillion albums in order to truly enjoy singing, if only in our own shower. We can sing our favorite songs, full-throatedly and joyfully, not having to worry about what others think of us.
- We don’t have to win a Nobel Prize in order to love discovering something new, a brain-blowing new idea, a new way to create, the solution to a long-standing problem.
- We don’t have to want to win a beauty contest in order to push ourselves to get out of the recliner and onto the yoga mat, or cook something healthy in order to be the best we can be at whatever age we are.
- We are unique if we look at each day as another opportunity to make a difference. The difference doesn’t need to be earth-shattering. If we make one person smile by extending extra kindness, making THEM feel unique, we’ve made a difference.
- We are unique because we each look at the world differently. Some of us remain mired in our past, unable to appreciate that we can lift ourselves up. Some of us are paralyzed with fear, real or imagined, that stop possible progress. Some of us are allowing our worlds to implode, only looking inward. Hopefully, there is a time that we realize we are each uniquely shaping each day, doing the best we can we what we have at the time.
- We are uniquely able to create our own happiness from something deep inside ourselves.
- We are uniquely able to reach out to others.