Wednesday, 22 August 2012
One of a Kind
However the only result such a mindset has, is living an unfulfilled, disillusioned and even bitter life. This feeling that life would somehow be better "if only...", is born from a lack of self-esteem. If you are plagued by thoughts such as these, then it is time to take a good look at yourself. Nobody can do YOU better than you! You bring your very own unique contribution to the world, your children are the delightful unique creatures they are because of you. Your smile, your kindness has touched somebody somewhere, and because of that one fleeting moment you have cheered somebody on their way. The way you make your house a home, the way you comfort your friends or your family has a ripple effect far beyond your expectations.
Harold Coffin has been quoted saying " Envy is the art of counting the other fellow's blessings instead of your own." Take the time to sit down and count your blessings, write them down and soon you will be grateful for being uniquely you. By being YOU you are a blessing to the people around you. Nothing can be gained by focusing your energy on wishing you were like somebody else, it only robs you of vitality and the joy of being you. By turning your focus inward and rejoicing in being you, your joy will be multiplied and you will have so much more to give to others. When you start appreciating yourself for your own "one-of-a-kind-ness ", you will also appreciate others for their uniqueness instead of being filled with bitterness or envy when you encounter them.
Being happy with who you are spreads a blanket of cheerfulness around you. It infects everyone and inspires people to embrace their own unique selves. Come on, I dare you, give yourself a hug, and love yourself for who you are!!
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