pink orchid flower 
          You are unique!  

Think what a remarkable, unduplicatable, 
and miraculous thing it is to be you! 
Of all the people who have come 
and gone on the earth, 
since the beginning of time, 
not ONE of them is like YOU!

No one who has ever lived or is to come
has had your combination of abilities, 
talents, appearance, friends, acquaintances, 
burdens, sorrows and opportunities.

No one’s hair grows exactly 
the way yours does. 
No one’s finger prints are like yours. 
No one has the same combination 
of secret inside jokes 
and family expressions that you know.

The few people who laugh 
at all the same things you do, 
don’t sneeze the way you do. 
No one prays about exactly 
the same concerns as you do. 
No one is loved by the same 
combination of people 
that love you – NO ONE!

No one before, no one to come. 

Enjoy that uniqueness. 
You do not have to pretend 
in order to seem more like someone else.
You weren’t meant to be like someone else.
You do not have to lie to conceal 
the parts of you that are not like 
what you see in anyone else.

You were meant to be different. 
Nowhere ever in all of history 
will the same things be going on
in anyone’s mind, soul and spirit
as are going on in yours right now.

If you did not exist,
there would be a hole in creation,
a gap in history, something missing
from the plan for humankind.

Treasure your uniqueness. 
It is a gift given only to you. 
Enjoy it and share it!

No one can reach out to others
in the same way that you can. 
No one can speak your words. 
No one can convey your meanings. 
No one can comfort with 
your kind of comfort. 
No one can bring your kind of
understanding to another person.

No one can be cheerful and lighthearted
and joyous in your way. 
No one can smile your smile. 
No one else can bring the whole unique 
impact of you to another human being.

Share your uniqueness. 
Let it be free to flow out 
among your family and friends 
and people you meet in the rush 
and clutter of living wherever you are.
That gift of yourself was given you 
to enjoy and share. 
Give yourself away!

See it! 
Receive it! 
Let it tickle you! 
Let it inform you 
and nudge you 
and inspire you! 

~Author Unknown

May the unknown poet /poetess(?)
be blessed ......for coming up 
with a poem so unique.
May reading this remind you,
once again...that.........