Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Celebrate your uniqueness with peace and understanding ..

Humans are unique from the rest of the flora and fauna on planet earth, remotely close only to dolphins and elephants, both of which have higher levels of intelligence in the animal world. (click here for the traits that make humans unique, from BBC and some other traits that make humans unique from livescience).

Leaving that aside, not vacillating on celebrating that uniqueness and superiority with other living beings on planet earth, we find even among the human fraternity, each of us is very unique and capable. The following passage is a clear illustration of our uniqueness and how we could use it to our advantage than to our detriment.


President Jomo Kenyatta wrote this some years ago..

"I was jogging this morning and I noticed a person about half a kilometer ahead. I could tell he was running a little slower than me and I thought, good, I shall try to catch him. I had about a kilometer before I needed to turn off. So I started running faster and faster. 

Every block, I was gaining on him just a little bit. After just a few minutes I was only about 100 meters behind him, so I really picked up the pace and pushed myself. You would have thought I was running in the last leg of an Olympic competition. I was determined to catch up with him. 

Finally, I did it! I caught and passed him. On the inside, I felt so good. "I beat him." Of course, he didn't even know we were racing! 

After I passed him, I realized I had been so focused on competing against him that I had missed my turn! I had gone nearly six blocks past my turn and I had to turn and go back. 

Isn't that what happens in life when we focus on competing with co-workers, neighbors, friends, family, trying to outdo them or trying to prove that we are more successful or more important? 

We spend our time and energy running after them and we miss out on our own paths to our God-given destinies!

The problem with unhealthy competition is that it's a never ending cycle!

There will always be somebody ahead of you, someone with a better job, nicer car, more money in the bank, more education, a prettier wife, a more handsome husband, better behaved children, etc. 

But realize that "You can be the best that you can be, when you are not competing with anyone."

Some people are insecure because they pay too much attention to what others are, where others are going, wearing and driving.... 

Take what God has given you: your height, weight and personality.
Dress well and wear it proudly: you'll be blessed by it!

Stay focused and live a healthy life. There is no competition in Destiny. Run your own race and wish others well. 

(Anonymous from the Internet).

Each one of us is so unique, that's how we were made. Challenges, trials and hardships as they come in life are each so hand-picked. They are not meant to weaken us, on the other hand, it embellishes us and makes us stronger and confident with each passing day.. Take it in the stride ..

Let's respect and celebrate our uniqueness by positive thinking and daily positive kind actions. 🙏👍


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