Sometimes I read things like Jon Acuff’s recent blog post, and I have to stop myself from replying with the following:
“All my life I’ve worked towards average. Being ‘unique’ or ‘special’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.”
I have to stop myself from saying that because I know that he’s not talking about emotional or psychological stability. He’s not saying, “Be weird! Be strange! Be downright DEMENTED!!”
Yet, that’s what I think, almost immediately, whenever I see someone lamenting how average things are.
What they are saying isn’t “I wish that nuclear bombs would fall so I can be more traumatized than I could ever imagine.” Rather, they’re saying, “I’m bored,” or “I’m tired of being bored; how can I change that for the better.”
Today, I’m going to try and remember not to be bored.
Today, I celebrate the creativity that years and years of hardship brought me.
Today, I let my abnormality shine through, with God’s blessing.
QUESTION TO ANSWER IN COMMENTS:
What do you consider “normal”? Do you prefer “normal”, or do you want to be different? In what way do you want to stand out from the crowd?