Donkey (Listen while you read)
Monkey see. Monkey do. Beat me till I’m black and blue.
My hide is tough. My head is too.
I’m not ashamed of this. Are you?
We all have little parts of ourselves we don’t see as pretty, or engaging, or acceptable, or any number of negatives.
Were this to be true we could all jump into the river and drown; else we get caught up in our own delusions.
Indeed, this is what we do; the majority, that is.
Yes, my friends. The majority are so caught up in concerning themselves with what is acceptable, they miss the obvious.
And what is the obvious?
This is simple, my friends.
The obvious is just that. It is obvious.
We each have been given a uniqueness. This is obvious; this is true, and this is quantitative, to be sure.
We each have an abundance of uniqueness. No two alike. All different. All, dare we say; unique.
Allow your uniqueness to show. It must be different in order to be unique.
Do you want to be as everyone else? Yes? Then so be it, my friend.
You can confine your uniqueness in a box the same as your brother/your sister. However, isn’t it their uniqueness that attracts you?
Isn’t it their particular flavour that excites you?
Isn’t it their journey, different from your own, that entices you?
Yes, my friends. It is those very differences that attract.
Allow your differences to shine. Allow your uniqueness to be on show. This is what we would like for all to understand. Difference; excites, attracts, warms, soothes and radiates.
Won’t you allow yourself this pleasure!
Carolyn Page – ABC of Spirit Talk
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so very true…I am trying 🙂
Haha…. That is the best we can do…! 😉
Such an insight! “Difference; excites, attracts, warms, soothes, and radiates.” – I love this line! As it is really okay to be different. Thanks Carol! 😊
Absolutely, Aina; viva la difference…! 🙂
= )) viva!
this one was pure fun 🙂
Truthful fun, my dear Sharmishtha…. 🙂
that donkey looks cute. 🙂
have you seen baby donkeys? they look fabulous!
I don’t believe so, Sharmishtha… I’m sure they would be too, too cute… 😉
yes they really look like stuffed toys 🙂
Carolyn, I try not to let my uniqueness frighten me, but sometimes it does. You are right about the uniqueness of other being appealing, and you my dear are so very appealing…..my unique friend, thank you for the donkey’s reflection!
Resa, I understand and appreciate that sentiment in its entirety. It has taken me many years to accept my own uniqueness; I wanted to be so many other things, and tried desperately to be something other than myself. Today is a different day, thank goodness. I am what I am, and I now work with that truth.
I do, however, have a few years up on you…. 😉
a fabulous page, true and wonderful.. c
Thank You, Cecilia… I agree with you; it is true and it is wonderful…!
Wow! This is my second donkey reflection today. I saw the first one while I was shaving… : (
Wise words, dear Carolyn, from a truly unique individual. And you’re not just unique, you’re not like anyone else I know. Uh… : P
And furthermore… thanks! : )
Why is it that I can’t stop laughing. Oh, yes, I know why….! 🙂
Carolyn, I am inviting you to the Ligo Circle of Appreciation. This is not an award per se, but a chance to highlight 2 bloggers per day for 22 days in October.
Thank you for the wonderful and kind words along the way.
Congratulations to you, Ivon.
What a wonderful surprise. I’d be delighted to accept. Thank You…
You are welcome Carolyn
Mum enjoyed reading this 🙂
So glad…. Have a great weekend Archie, Oscar, Henry, Mum and dad… xoxoxo
Love a donkey.
have problems with internet connections here sometimes so I cannot listen.
Seems WP slows up my computer.
They are cute! Shame about the Internet connection; mine sometimes ‘slows down’ too, which causes problems with videos in particular… We’ve investigated the possible causes however, we are told there is ‘nothing wrong’ by our server… Ah well, that’s life I guess….
The donkey race needs to hire you as their PR person! You have mad skills!
Where do I sign…! You are too kind, my dear Hook….! 😉
Excellently read, Carolyn (& written).
I agree with The Hook – mad skills 🙂
Thank You, Noeleen…. I really appreciate your comment…! 🙂
Apparently I seem to have missed this. Lovely post, Carolyn.
Thank You, Joe… 🙂