Be unique…

My youngest daughter Bianca is what one might call a free spirit. She is not into all the same things other kids her age are into. Her favorite movies are Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and Tremors. She loves playing with toy dinosaurs and paper clips. Her version of matching is not matching, and she loves collecting any random piece of anything she can get her hand on. There have been times where she has wore her bathrobe to the grocery store or wore winter boots with her bathing suit. And here is the kicker…I let her. 

As parents, its so easy for us to think that our children have to fit into a certain mold. That little girls like ballet and butterflies and should wear ribbons in their hair. But when I realized that was not who my Bianca wanted to be, I realized, there is no mold to fit in. Everyone is unique, everyone is special, and we should honor those differences and celebrate them. If everyone of us were the same, oh what a boring planet this would be. 

I want you to think about yourself for a second…are you different? Of course you are. Something makes you special and unique and different than everyone else. There is a quality about you that cannot be duplicated. YOU make the world a better place simply for being a part of it. 

We live in a society where you are supposed to want to fit in, look like everyone else, be like everyone else…but WHY? Be YOU! YOU are special, YOU are unique….you like plastic dinosaurs instead of Barbie dolls and that is okay.

Today, instead of wondering what you could do to look like someone else, be like someone else, act like someone else, I want you to celebrate your unique qualities that separate you from the pack. Dance in the rain, sing in the shower, live out loud, color outside the lines….because being YOU is the best thing that you can do. I like you for who you are…the question is, do you like you for who you are?Image

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