Sunday, August 21, 2011

Something to Remember

I have been de-cluttering, AGAIN. I realize that in the next few years Allan and I will downsize and so I figure I need to be ready.

As I was going through the kid's bathroom, I decided to take the little sayings off of Heidi's side of the mirror that have been there for years ; ) (I know she left for BYU back in 2001--but hey, she did come home a few times ; )

This is one that she had up which l Iove.

I'm Special

"I'm special. In all the world there's nobody like me.

Since the beginning of time, there has never been another person like me. Nobody has my smile. Nobody has my eyes, my nose, my hair, my voice. I'm special.

No one can be found who has my handwriting.

Nobody anywhere has my tastes - for food or music or art. No one sees things just as I do.

In all of time there's been no one who laughs like me, no one who cries like me. And what makes me laugh and cry will never provide identical laughter and tears from anybody else, ever.

No one reacts to any situation just as I would react. I'm special.

I'm the only one in all of creation who has my set of abilities. Oh, there will always be somebody who is better at one of the things I'm good at, but no one in the universe can reach the quality of my combination of talents, ideas, abilities and feelings. Like a room full of musical instruments, some may excel alone, but none can match the symphony sound when all are played together. I'm a symphony.

Through all of eternity no one will ever look, talk, walk, think or do like me. I'm special. I'm rare.

And in rarity there is great value.

Because of my great rare value, I need not attempt to imitate others. I will accept - yes, celebrate - my differences.

I'm special. And I'm beginning to realize it's no accident that I'm special. I'm beginning to see that God made me special for a very special purpose. He must have a job for me that no one else can do as well as I. Out of all the billions of applicants only one is qualified, only one has the combination of what it takes.

That one is me. Because...I'm special.

(Gary Gregor)

Just a great thought for each of us to remember.

6 comments:

Nancy Face said...

It's wonderful!

Cherie said...

I love that you kept that up for so long. It is a wonderful message.

ShEiLa said...

It was good that you recorded them all here. Nice things to remember.

ToOdLeS.

Sheri said...

Love this quote!! I think I will pass it along too!!

Valerie said...

Wow! That is PERFECT!! Now I wish I was still serving in YW so I could print it up and give it to all of them. Still, I think I'll print it for Buttercup. She needs to hear it right now. Thank you!

Garden of Egan said...

Very awesome.
Thanks for sharing!