Be a Fruit loop in a box of Cherrios

When I first heard that expression it really made me think and then say to myself: "Yes that is who I am!" Those were the words that I read by Gary Friedman when he shared that those words were one of his daughter's favorite sayings.

There is nothing wrong or even odd about being different and knowing it; in fact, I rather like being labeled that way because it shows the world that I am curious, creative and have the ability to use my imagination. To me, those are noble traits that I adhere to.

I have never run with the masses I don't like wearing labels on my clothes so that the manufacturer can use me as a walking advertisement. I believe different and unique are more stylish and definitely more intriguing. As you probably already know, I like to share my thoughts and speak my mind---in a friendly and thought-provoking manner. It is freeing and liberating at the same time

Expressing your authentic self and feeling whole and good is wonderful. There is no question that some

people may shy away from you because they are uncomfortable with your liberating energy but that is perfectly okay. Those are not the people you necessarily want to share you space with anyway.

Mozart was different and he loved it. Einstein was different and he used it to his advantage. Helen Keller was different from most of her contemporaries and yet she became a champion of social issues for many. Jane Goodall is most definitely a unique person who marched to her own drum and is still inspiring us through her groundbreaking study into the behavior of chimpanzee's.

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them, because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Apple Inc.

"When I was a little girl, everything in the world fell into either of these two categories: wrong or right black or white. Now that I am an adult, I have put childish things aside and now I know that some things fall into wrong and some things fall into right. Some things are categorized as black and some things are categorized as white. But most things in the world aren't either! Most things in the world aren't black, aren't white, aren't wrong, aren't right, but most of everything is just different. And now I know that there's nothing wrong with different, and that we can let things be different, we don't have to try and make them black or white, we can just let them be grey. And when I was a child, I thought that God was the God who only saw black and white. Now that I am no longer a child, I can see, that God is the God who can see the black and the white and the grey, too, and He dances on the grey! Grey is okay." ? C. JoyBell C.

These are some of my thoughts on this topic. They are neither right or wrong, they simply express my thought and the way I view life. I would love to hear from you and know if you like being different or are simply a sweet but round cheerio.

Joan Marie Ambrose

Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013