Monday, October 19, 2009

You were born to be YOU!

Some people were born to sit by a river. Some get struck by lightning. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare.
Some are mothers. And some people dance.
~The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

When was the last time you really stopped to appreciate the miracle of YOU? Has it been a while? Sometimes we get so busy and caught up in the ‘day to day’ stuff that we forget to slow down and recognize the beauty and individuality of ourselves and the people around us.

I’m not like you. You’re not like me. Well, at first glance, some would say we are the same. We all have hair, hands, feet, eyes and a heart that beats to keep us living from moment to moment.
But really when it comes right down to it, you and I are unique in our own special ways.

Each of us has gifts and talents that were given specifically to us. I may be compelled to write. You may have a passion to dance. My neighbor may dream of growing the perfect garden. The man across the street may hope to one day climb Mt. Everest. The important thing is to slow down and recognize the little things that make us who we are.

Today, take a moment and appreciate the gift of being YOU.
There is no one else just like you!

And if you happen to bump into someone else whom is not like you ...
slow down and appreciate what it is that makes them who they are.


Terresa said...

funny thing, I didn't really like the Benjamin Button movie, but I **love*8 that quote!!

Blasé said...

I'm glad I'm ME!

Peace and Love