ONE IN A MILLION - The Special One
So ask yourself.....
With all of the people in the world and all of the people in your town, one may wonder what makes a person "special." What is that sacred and secret ingredient that makes this special someone "One in a million?" I'm not sure, but one thing I am sure of is that I have met a few of these "Special one's" in my lifetime and I am thankful for this. The main point of this article is that every single "special" person I know or knew NEVER thought they were "SPECIAL!" So there goes your answer!!!!
People who feel entitled or base their identity on what they have or own are hardly ever in the "special" category. Let me tell you why. I have known quite a few of these people who grew up feeling they are entitled. Some were from America and some were from Europe. What I gathered after spending so much time with them in different scenarios is that they are extremely "insecure" and "fearful" of a lot of things, including "growing up" and losing what they have. All material possessions that mean nothing.
So, please ask yourself this...."what is it that makes you special?" Do you help the ones you love? Do you reach out to strangers or loved one's in need? Do you check yourself periodically to make sure you have not hurt anyone? I hope so. I was fortunate enough to learn the word COMPASSION at a very young age. My mother used to take my sister and I to give our clothes that we could no longer wear to Good Will. My grandmother used to take me to American Indian centers to give the children toys, food and clothes. I often teach my children to give away things to people or children in need. How about you? In my grandmothers personal will that she left behind, she asked us to give most of her things to the Cancer Society that she volunteered for after she retired from the Veterans. She volunteered at different Cancer shops around Los Angeles for many years. I used to love to visit her and look at all the cool things that people donated and how they were displayed.
Do you spend all of your time talking about "your house" and "what you own?" A house does not make a person and quite frankly I think flashy things that are not "lived in" or "appreciated" erode the soul. I would really like to know if anyone reading this knows someone that is very wealthy with a soul and who is authentically honest. There are a few that I know personally and I know for a fact that these people help others in need. I also know that they came from humble beginnings and this is why they are "who they are." Special. One in a million indeed. I also know more people with less money and not such big houses and expensive cars that should be made into "Saints Of The Big Hearts Club." People who never stop giving and who always put others above them. These are the "special one's."
These people are "One in a million."
Think about it!!! Millions of people on this earth in so many places and countries existing and living their lives. So many people struggling and trying to make ends meet. This is what I think makes a person "One in a million." They always put others above themselves. When someone is in need, they do the best that they can. Even a little is better then nothing. One little thing can make a huge difference. They always wear their heart on their sleeves and offer it daily. In little ways. Just remember, this time when you climb the ladder that you once fell off of, don't forget the people who were there for you. Life is very tricky. I do believe that "What comes around goes around."
My father was one of those "One in a million." With a heart of gold and never happy with saying the word "No" he helped so many people. A lot of these people never thanked him even though they should have but they talked about him a lot. He was a legend cause of his strong character and the need to make others happy cause he truly wanted too. NEVER to ever get anything back. He taught me a few very good lessons in life. He said "never forget who you are." "Hey G, I'm in your corner." And when things got really hard emotionally for me, he pulled me through the storm with a few good words. "This too shall pass." Those words were MAGIC and they never would have worked if he was not "One in a million."
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