The Uniqueness of You


Try to answer these questions to yourself:

* What is my talent or skill?

* What is my hobby?

* What am I good at?

If the questions above seem daunting. Perhaps you can ask yourself this:

What skill do I want to learn?

The point is, there is a uniqueness in you or a potential waiting to be unleashed.

And it’s for the world to benefit from.

You may have a talent or skill, but think it very small or insignificant. That doesn’t matter because it can always grow if you let it. If it can make a difference in another’s life, no matter how small you may think it to be, it can make a difference in many lives.

Our individual uniqueness is there to be shared. If we are not willing to share it, the least chance there is for us to grow.

Just yesterday I was drawn for some reason to read about Joyce Kilmer’s poem, “Trees.” Many criticized the poem as being sophomoric. Yet, it has been one of the most recited poems in the English-speaking world. I don’t know if it was translated to other languages, but I’m not discounting the possibility.

Who cares about the critics? Perhaps they even inadvertently contributed to the poem’s popularity.

You will not be able to please everyone, but don’t let this stop you from discovering and sharing to the world your uniqueness. 

And don’t do it because it might earn you some money. If it does, that will be great. But do it because the world needs a touch of beauty here and there.

You are beautiful! Believe it, grow in it, and share it!

Oh, by the way, you can read about Joyce Kilmer in Wikipedia here:

Life Alone

life alone

I live life alone. I’m also an introvert. But this doesn’t mean I’m not sociable. I meet friends now and then, but these are close friends, and I usually meet with them 2 or 3 at a time.

There are a few benefits to living alone.

1. I cook my own food or, most of the time, I prepare salads as my meals. This means I’m able to prepare the right amount of food just for my consumption. I’m also able to prepare the food that’s right for my palate. Thus, no wastage.

2. I can do what I want —read a book, surf the Internet, take a nap, take a walk, work on my laptop— anytime I want, without asking anyone’s permission or being a burden to anyone.

3. I can use my money any way I choose. I can save it, spend it, or even give it away without worrying if anyone is going to starve without it.

4. I can live a simple life. I don’t need to live lavishly. I don’t need to impress anyone. I can experience simple joys (like brewed coffee when I want it).

The only disadvantage of life alone is the loneliness. It comes and goes. When it comes I dwell on it for a while and then dismiss by taking a nap or keeping myself busy.

You’ll probably ask, “why not get a girlfriend?” It’s not that easy. You see, I’m also a person with a disability (PWD). I contracted polio at a very young age. So I now wear a long-leg brace on my right leg, which gives me a pronounced limp. Although I can say I have a heart of gold, that isn’t readily seen by the opposite sex.

I did get married some years ago, but my wife passed away after 20 years of a happy marriage. She saw my heart of gold.

So, I’m not hunting for a new relationship. If it comes, great! If it doesn’t, it won’t keep me from living.

Life is good whether one is alone or not. It’s really how one lives it.

Life alone is perhaps not my choice. But my choice is living it to the fullest way possible.

The coffee’s brewing…