By Sandra Champlain | October 07, 2012 at 11:46 AM EDT | No Comments
Nope, you are actually much more special than that! You are one in 7,070,193,636 as of last time I checked the world population statistics. What does 7 billion look like? Well, imagine you have a gallon container (approximately 4 litres) filled with rice. One of those grains of rice represents you. But that's not one in a billion…that is one in one hundred thousand. You would need 61,000 gallons of grains of rice to represent the amount of people living on planet Earth!
While that may seem hard to believe, it is true! Just like there are no two snowflakes identical, you are I are each unique and special. We look and sound different than anyone else, yes, but we also have a much different mind and set of strengths than anyone else!
Think of the some of the people who made profound differences in history: Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. How about some of your current idols? I've been inspired by the late Steve Jobs, the voice of musician Josh Groban, the philanthropy of Bill Gates. But you know what? They each just represent one of those grains of rice.
PS Try this the next time you look in the mirror: Look at yourself as one of those grains of rice. What do people in your life love about you that makes you special? You are one in 7 billion, you know!