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ONE IN A MILLION - The Special One

Updated on September 16, 2011

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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    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from California

      So lovely thelyricwriter....thank you so much for your kind words...I wanted to write straight from the second drafts, no trying to change things for others....just write about helping others and sharing the love....this is what I am and always have been about.....the people who loved me taught me well.....Love always comes from LOVE....I really appreciate you being here.....Best, G

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      GPAGE, you have my votes. This really makes you think about it all, life and our choices. I believe if we are able, we help as many as we can. I believe in time it will all come back to us anyway plus some. It is great to put a smile on someone's face or take their burdens away. That is what life is about. If we all helped each other, we would never suffer through living. There is a lot of wrong in the world, but it is great to see there is still good, which is you. Inspirational article. We all need to take it in. Well written GPAGE. You make great points. Them pictures hit home. You have created a masterpiece.

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      7 years ago from California

      Hyphenbird...thank you so much for your comment and for being here!! We are very fortunate to know others who give with their hearts, nomatter how wealthy they are....

      Ofcourse the more people have, the more they can I am happy you know people with the means who actually do such kind and loving things....I am so happy that I have known quite a few "special one's" in the past and even more now....we are blessed....GPAGE

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      Brenda Barnes 

      7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This is indeed a thought provoking Hub and one we can all compare our own lives with. Once people "get it" that this is not about us and the universe does not revolve around us, the world can live in love. I don't think that will happen until Jesus returns though.

      You wrote, "I would really like to know if anyone reading this knows someone that is very wealthy with a soul and who is authentically honest." Yes, I currently know of two multimillionaires who live lives of service and love. Most others have no idea of their financial worth. Isn't it nice when we see those special ones?

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from California

      ALASTAR! I always light up when I see a comment from you my dear kind Sir! ;

      I do believe that there are quite a few people who give and never try to "blab" about it or get credit for their kindness. I am fortunate to know quite a few people who are "angels" with great BIG hearts! Some have a lot of wealth and some do not. The point is that they always put others ahead of themselves. I am always thankful for people who care. What a lot of people do not realize is that it does not take a lot..just a hug or a phone call means a lot...Just the words "I'm here for you" means a lot. Anyway, always nice to see you here!!! Have a lovely weekend!!! G

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      7 years ago from California

      THANK YOU SO MUCH WILLSTARR! Very much appreciate your kind and loving words!

      So happy to see you here! Best, G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from California

      Graebear! I am so happy that you loved my writing! I am very thankful for people like you who spill their "passion" in all that they do....even in their comments! Thanks again for being here and making me feel lovely! Best, GPAGE

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      7 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Happyboomernurse!! Glad you stopped by. I'm so glad that you enjoyed this hub. Afterall I write from the heart ; father has been gone a long time now and so has my grandmother and I still miss them terribly. Always feels good to mention them....Best, GPAGE

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      Alastar Packer 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful GPage. What you write of here are the true essentials of a real existence. Thank you for writing about your father and grandmother. Now we know were at least part of you became the G we know. I was friends with a millionaire once too, and when he would anonymously donate the expensive wooden pews to churches he didn't even go to, I thought he was hedging his spiritual bets. Then I found out about his Variety Club presidency and charity with his friend Danny Thomas' children hospitals. Behind the tough business man exterior he had a good heart. This Hub is very special G, appreciate it and you so very much.~:)

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      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I suspect that if your father could read this Hub, he would proudly say you are 'one in a million'.

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      7 years ago

      VERY VERY NICE and WELL WRITTEN . So few in today's world recognize the "ONE IN A MILLION " until it is too late.Sad we live in a fast paced and micro world.Love this hub voted UP and sharing also...Thank you again

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Nice thought-provoking hub. Sounds like your parents and grandmother not only taught you the virtues of compassion and giving at a young age, they modeled it for you and your sister and gave you plenty of opportunities to practice. What a great blessing!

      I love your dad's magic words for those times when life throws us a curveball or we fall upon hard times: "This too shall pass". Those of us who are older have lived through many changes and have already learned that all things shall pass, but the young need to hear it, especially when times are hard.


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