When I was younger, my fifth grade school teacher had a fish tank in the classroom. I’ll always remember the fish. Everyday, I’d come in the classroom, looking forward to seeing them. There was something about them that fascinated me. Watching the fish swim around the tank, back and forth, up and down was enough to put me at ease.
There were the kind that were more graceful, they just seemed to glide back and forth. They would soar up and down. Their movements were elegant, more natural and fluid-like. Then there were the other kind that were more aggressive. They seemed to dart back in forth. They were much more energetic. You could say, they were the life of the party. Then there were the kind that just hid off to the side of the tank. You could say, they were more of the loners of the group.
No matter what type of fish they were, I liked to watch them all. They each had something unique and special.
Notice, it’s was a simple thing that excited me and gave me something to look forward to each day. The fish were nothing major to some, but to me, it was spectacular.
In the same way, you have the same influence. Whether you know it or not, day in and day out, there is someone watching you “do your thing.” They’re looking through the glass of your everyday life. You may think that what you have is not much, but just like me and the fish, someone finds you fascinating. You have a unique personality; a unique way about you that someone looks forward to everyday.
You don’t have to be the life of the party. Your talent may not be graceful and elegant, but someone is watching, perhaps to learn from you; They’re watching to be inspired by what you have to offer.
When you go through your simple day to day routine, you drop the kids off at school, you go to the job, you’re not just going through the motions, you’re making a difference. These are opportunities to show people the best of you.
Just like the fish, gracefully go through life. You may not have the biggest personality; you may not have the voice that cuts through the crowd, but you can still be the life of the party through your smile. You can be the life of the party through your unique personality, your ability to be different and stand out from the crowd.
No matter where you fit in the diverse nature of the crowd, there is someone who loves you for you. People want to see the best of you. They want to see what you have to offer. Show the world your best self. Show someone the unique trait God has given you. Just like me in my fifth grade class, everyday someone is looking forward to seeing you do your “thing.”
Be sure to take a look at the video I just uploaded to YouTube. In it, I give a little Thanksgiving encouragement on “finding the one good thing.” Check it out here!
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