You might sometimes feel that…
You can’t be all things to all people.
You cant do all things at once and equally well.
You can’t do all things better than everyone else.
Because you need…
To find out who you are, and be that.
To decide what comes first, and do that.
To discover you strengths, and use them.
To learn not to compete with others because no one else is in the conteset of “being you”.
Gradually, you will have learned…
To accept your own uniqueness,
To set priorities and make decisions.
To live with your limitations.
And you will find you are a most wonderful and unique person.
Act like the Others
Jack and Lydia are on holiday in France with their friends, Mike and Anna. Mike loves to visit historical buildings. Jack agrees to sightsee some historical buildings with him.
Lydia and Anna decide to shop in the city. “See you boys when we get back!” the girls shout.
In the village Jack and Mike see a beautiful old church, but when they enter the church, a service is already in progress. “Shh! Just sit quietly, so that we don’t stand out. And act like the others!” Mike whispers.
Since they don’t really know French, Jack and Mike quietly sit down. During the service, they stand, kneel and sit to follow what the rest of the crowd do. “I hope we blend in and don’t look like tourists!” Mike tells Jack. At one point, the priest makes an announcement and the man who sits next to Jack and Mike stands up.
“We should stand up, too!” Jack whispers to Mike.
So, Jack and Mike stand up with the man. Suddenly, all the people burst into laughter!
After the service, Jack and Mike approach the priest, who speaks English.
“What’s so funny?” Jack asks.
With a smile on his face the priest says, “Well boys, there is a new baby born, and it’s tradition to ask the father to stand up.”
Jack and Mike look at each other and Mike shakes his head. He smiles and says, “I guess we should understand what people do before we act like the others!”