Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.
(Author: Karen Walrond)
This feels really narcissistic. And after yesterday’s post, I’m not sure I feel comfortable getting all “Marie sure is awesome because…” up in here.
But if you insist.
I think a big way that I’m different is that I smile a lot. I’m one of those people that really believes that all this world needs is a little more smiling and I’m doing my best to produce.
I don’t think it’s that different from most people, but it is different from younger Marie. My mom would probably describe me as a depressed little kid. I know, right? I can’t imagine it either. I like to think of it more as brooding artist, but that’s besides the point.
I can remember being that brooding little kid who thought you should only smile when you absolutely had to or felt it. Smiling was reserved for special occasions, and I was quite the scrooge with the smiles.
Eventually I became different. I smiled just because. And I smiled when I didn’t feel like it because I knew that even if I didn’t feel like smiling when I started didn’t mean I wouldn’t feel like it sooner or later.
I became a smiler and that was beautifully different for me.