Every morning I start my day with some quiet time in my office. I have
a nice comfy recliner I curl up in with my cup of coffee. My chair
faces the window to east, so every morning I get to watch the day dawn.
Some mornings I am there so early that the sun hasn’t risen yet. I
enjoy watching the stars twinkle in the pre-dawn. Slowly the sun
begins to rise, and light begins to push back the darkness. The
process is fascinating.
Some mornings I am treated to a spectacular sunrise scene. The colors
bouncing off the nearby clouds give me a pleasing light show. I watch
the colors change from pink to purple to orange to yellow.
Other mornings it’s stormy outside, and all I see are storm clouds
angrily racing across the sky. There’s magnificence in the power of
the storm as it marches through affecting everything around.
And then there are the mornings where nothing particularly spectacular
is going on. The sky is clear, and as the sun rises, it quietly bursts
forth onto the scene lighting the earth.
I sat there in my quiet chair enjoying the view outside my window
recently and realized how blessed I am to look out the same window and
see so many different skies. Each sky, so very different, has its own
intrinsic beauty. The skies don’t try to look like each other. They
don’t try to be anything they are not. They are different, and they
The dictionary defines difference as:
* The quality or condition of being unlike or dissimilar.
* A specific point or element that distinguishes one thing from
* A noticeable change or effect.
* Discrimination in taste or choice; distinction.
Each one of us is different. Each of us has our own personality,
talents, gifts, and ideals. When we take what is uniquely us and use it
to build our businesses, we end up with products or services that are
noticeable, distinguished, and distinct. And there is tremendous
beauty in that.
Don’t try to be like everyone else you see. Take time to find out what
your passion is and pursue it. Find that element in you that makes you
stand out from the crowd and develop it. Do not be afraid to be unique.
As you nurture your individuality, your business will be noticed
because no one can do it just like you.
There is beauty in difference.