King Solomon is quoted saying that there is nothing new under the sun and many insightful people throughout time have voiced the same sentiment. There is nothing new or unique, it has all been done before.
But it’s not a challenge to be unique as a human being because as individuals we each have an amazing uniqueness. Our DNA fingerprint is exclusive to each person but on top of that the sum total of what we are is not just our DNA but rather the imprint of our cultures, our upbringings and the influences and circumstances that surround us – we are all very different and each one of us IS something new under the sun.
It is a shame that the environment we inhabit is so populated with unobtainable role models in movies, on the telly and in newspapers. I want you to know that you can be encouraged and stand proud knowing that it’s not these diva lifestyles and physical attributes that matter, rather it’s who you are and how you live life that truly matters.
Our DNA, the influences in our lives, everything that makes us uniquely special can be utilised to be a positive influence in our worlds. It’s the choices we make when we use our uniqueness that make us heroes and heroines in life.
Let's celebrate our diversity, our differences and individuality as well as celebrating the ability we have to hold fast our courage and live in a way that spreads kindness, encouragement and wisdom like confetti at a wedding.