December 8 – Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful. (Author: Karen Walrond)
This is a difficult one for me, and I suspect I'm not the only one. I feel like we're trained to look for the beauty in other things and for so much of our early lives that "different" is "bad". I guess I was lucky in that I had parents that let me be who I was, but there's still that pressure to fit in when you're young. I've let go of that notion as I've gotten older.
One thing that makes me different is that playing music comes easy to me. Making up little tunes on the guitar or piano has never really been a problem. I don't remember them because I don't return to them and practice them, but I've known plenty of people who say they could never do that.
I think what lights people up is when I help them. I like encouraging people to be the best person they can be, and people naturally respond to that.
This one's short. I guess I'm having trouble seeing what stands out about me.