You are You
I used to think that I was replaceable, that I was just an average “somebody” and people wouldn’t care if I came or went. I didn’t have faith in the uniqueness I held and the impact I made on each person that I came into contact with. I, in a sense, did not know my worth.
A couple of years ago I was reading the book The Shack, I was having a hard time getting into it and even thought about putting it back on my shelf and saving it for another day, but then I read this:
“Each relationship between two persons is absolutely unique. That is why you can not love two people the same. It simply is not possible. You love each person differently because of who they are and the uniqueness that they draw out of you. And the more you know another, the richer the colors of the relationship.”
I had, what Oprah would deem an “Aha Moment” (big love to you Oprah—I know she’s reading this) and I read and reread this same quote several times. I was in awe of how beautiful it was and quite frankly, how incredibly true it was. It was at that moment that I started thinking about everyone in my life, all of the people in my life who came, who stayed, who went and those that I had to completely let go and I was reminded of the feelings that each and everyone of them gave me.
It upsets me when people say “Everyone is replaceable.”; they are, but at what cost? I will not laugh the same with two different people, I will not love two people the same; each person that enters my life, touches me in their own unique way. Like the uniqueness of our fingerprint, each hand that touches our lives, leaves an imprint that can only be felt within our heart by the person who leaves it.
To this day, I sometimes have moments where I start to question my role in other’s lives and start to slide down a dark hole of unworthiness, but that’s when I dig this quote out and remind myself, that what I have, no one else does. That the way I make someone laugh, the way I love someone, my caring heart can never be replaced by anyone because what I have is uniquely me…that my friends, is what makes me valuable.
I hope the next time you start making that dark trek into your worthiness, you dig this out and are reminded of the gentle smile you have, the warm touch you give, the amazingness you hold and all that you bring to each and everyone you meet. Without you, none of our lives would be the same and that thought on it’s own makes me smile!!!
I can’t wait to see this movie (Ugly Dolls), it has an amazing soundtrack! Please take the time to listen to the lyrics of this one and remember to never change who you are because you are loved exactly for who and what you are! Big love and all of the hugs to you!!!
I’d like to think I will always be prompt about getting my deep thoughts to you on Tuedays’s, but sometimes, life has other things in mind for me! While I know you were all waiting at the edge of your seat to see what kind of riveting things I have to say, I apologize that I didn’t get them out until today! Next week, I promise, original formatting will be back (I know you’re eagerly awaiting my cat pics and good finds and have missed them dearly), but come Hell or High water (I don’t even know what that means) I promise to deliver! Thank you all for your kind words and always reaching out to let me know what you think of my blog, it really makes my heart happy!!
“…If anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen…nothing will be the same again.”—William P. Young