Today I went for lunch to one of my favorite restaurants and the experience inspired me to write this blog post. I love how that happens.
How many of you have had an experience at a restaurant that bugged you? Yep I am being real here. Here’s the scenario. You go to a restaurant ready to spend your hard earned dollars and you know what you want. For example, I would like my soup first please. 🙂 Or you want an extra side or sauce of some sort. Or maybe it’s hold the onions and red peppers. You get the idea. And then it doesn’t happen. The soup doesn’t come first and you were all ready to enjoy the hot soup first and then anticipate the rest of the meal that will also be hot when it comes. 🙂 How do you feel? And then maybe they don’t check in on you so you can’t even tell them? Think again about how you feel? I am sure we have all been here or in a similar scenario.
It’s a little frustrating. My daughter tells me “Mom, it’s not a big deal”. And I get that but I still have a feeling when it happens. It came to me today that the ‘special’ thing that I wanted to happen was the most important part of my meal experience!!! I get that people who might not want onions and then get onions, don’t really want to just pick them off. I love onions by the way 🙂 I get why a ‘special’ request or desire is the biggest part.
Anyhow the moral of this message is … wait for it…. what about us! Our specialness and uniqueness is what makes us so special. And many of us hide our unique gifts, traits, ideas, thoughts, way of being, way of looking, etc. Wow. I can see the Universe/God/Source/WhatEverYouWanToCallIt looking at us saying… “Hey I’m not feeling good about this, your special gift is this and you are not using it or being it!!!!” That same feeling we get when we want that special request and it’s not delivered!
I’m having some fun here using a real life experience to inspire us to let our specialness out because it is OUR GIFT. Our uniqueness is what the world wants. It is what sets us apart from everyone else and makes us so special. 🙂
I encourage all of us to run with our uniqueness, shine our special light, be an extra helping of ‘us’, and to illuminate the world with the very essence of who we are.
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who is pumped to help people tap into their rockin self and to also tap into the infinite possibilities in life just by being and expressing who they are with all their unique gifts and special traits.