Thursday, July 8, 2010

Make Something Special

Today I went to see a movie with my younger son. We saw Kung Fu Panda and it was so exciting because he has never been to the movies before. It was cool watching him laugh while eating popcorn, drinking his Icee, and eating Skittles. It was truly one of those moments that you cherish.

The movie was good and the Panda had me laughing so hard. He was starstruck by the other characters and fell into being the hero of the movie. My absolute favorite part of the movie was when the panda was given the scroll and there was nothing on it. All this time the scroll had been treasured of having this huge secret and there was no secret. Can you imagine wanting something so bad only to find out that it was nothing?

In the discussions among the characters it was stated, in reference to the scroll, "To make something special, you just have to believe it is special." With that the panda was able to find something special enough about him in order to follow through with his destiny?

How many times have we been told that we are nothing special? That we will never amount to anything? If you are told that enough you begin to believe it. You begin to live it. And if you are not careful you begin to be it, nothing. This can result in making poor relationship, friendship, and financial decisions. Your mind is that of if I am nothing, then nothing matters.

I challenge you and I challenge myself to make something special. Look at who you are, at your accomplishments, at your dreams and at your goals. Say to yourself that I am more than what they say. I more than that last relationship. I more than my messed up situations. Watch things begin to turn around in your life.

Remember that in order to make something special, you just have to believe it is special. And you truly are.

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