I'm Special

I知 special. In all the world there痴 nobody like me

Since the beginning of time, there has never been another person like me Nobody has my smile nobody has my eyes, my nose, my hands, my voice. I知 special.

No one can be found who has my handwriting

Nobody anywhere has my tastes - for food or music or art. No one sees things just as I do

In all of time there痴 been no one who laughs like me, no one who cries like me. And what makes me laugh and cry will never provoke identical laughter and tears from anybody else, ever.

No one reacts to any situation just as I would react. I知 special.

I知 the only one in all of creation who has my set of abilities. Oh, there will always be somebody who is better at one of the things I知 good at, but no one in the universe can reach the quality of my combination of talents, ideas, abilities and feelings. Like a roomful of musical instruments, some may excel alone, but none can match the symphony sound when all are played together. I知 a symphony.

Through all of eternity no one will ever look, talk, think or do like me. I知 rare.

And, in all rarity there is great value.

Because of my great rare value, I need not attempt to imitate others I will accept - yes, celebrate - my differences.

I知 special. And I知 beginning to realize it痴 no accident that I知 special. I知 beginning to see that God made me special for a very special purpose. He must have a job for me that no one else can do as well as I. Out of all the billions of applicants, only one is qualified, only one has the right combination of what it takes.

That one is me. Because . . . I知 special.

My Declaration of Self-Esteem

I am me

In all the world there is no one exactly like me. There are persons who have some parts like me, but no one adds up exactly like me. Therefore, everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone chose it.

I own everything about me:

I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears.

I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.

Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with me in all parts. I can then make it possible for all of me to work in my best interest.

I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know. But, as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for the solutions to the puzzles and for ways to find out more about me.

However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time, is me. This is authentic and represents where I am at that moment in time.

When I review later how I looked and sounded, what I said and did, and how I thought and felt, some parts may turn out to be unfitting. I can discard that which is unfitting, and keep that which proved fitting, and invent something new for that which I discarded.

I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.

I can choose how I will respond to life and therefore I can engineer me.

I am me and I am OK!

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