It’s the differences. We compare ourselves to others all the time. How they parent. How they vacation. How they exercise. How much money they make. How their kids are doing in school.
We look at others and think they are skinnier, prettier, funnier or smarter than us. We think we are not enough because we are different.
But the differences make all the difference. The differences are everything.
We are unique and we each have a gift that no one else has. What a boring place the world would be if we were all the same.
Differences are especially highlighted in school children. The desperation to fit in. To be the same. But we have to remind our kids that the people who are different are the ones who succeed. They are the change makers and the trailblazers.
Shania Twain once said, “I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that’s making me successful.”
We must see the beauty in our differences and embrace them. Because what makes us different is what makes living worthwhile.