Ripples #685: Stand Out!
For our tribe of 31,103 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
We are all born originals.
Why is it so many of us die copies?
-Edward Young, submitted by Mia Su in Greensboro, NC
There is a vitality,
a life force,
an energy that is
translated through you;
and because there is
only one you in all of time,
this expression is unique.
Part of thriving in our kooky world is seeking the delicate balance between STANDING OUT (being recognized for our unique contributions) and FITTING IN (remembering our role as interdependent members of a larger community). We all long for both, and achieving these needs can be tricky since they are the opposite ends of the spectrum of how we compare ourselves to others.
Keep your eyes open this week to STAND OUT. It could be a group discussion where your background or perspective would help others understand an issue in a different way; or perhaps there is a project that needs your particular combination of skills and training. We are all counting on YOU to remember that our world improves each time a person unleashes their particular brand of awesomeness. It is your turn to STAND OUT!