Are you special? This was a very brief topic that was touched on in one of our retreats one year, and of course there are always times when we feel very frustrated and low and think that we are no good that other people are better than us…….. i came across this short story the other day to remind me of that retreat and i thought that i’d share it with you…………

It’s called    ‘I’M SPECIAL’

I’m special! In all the world there’s 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’m special. No one can be found who has my hand-writing. Nobody anywhere has my taste – for food or music or art. No one sees things just as i do. In all of my time there’s 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 responds to any situation just as i would respond. I’m special. I’m 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’m good at, but no one in the universe can reach the quality of my combination of talents, ideas, abilities abd feelings. Like a room full of musical instruments, some may excel alone, but none can match symphony sounds when all are played together. I’m a symphony.

Through all of eternity no one will ever look, talk, walk, think or do like me. I’m special. I’m 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’m special. And i’m beginning to realise it’s no accident that i’m special. I’m 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’m special.


As far as i know the author is unkown but if any of you know who it is i’d be grateful!