Thursday, April 8, 2010

Uncommon....


(yeah I morphed them..mine are really blue)


My mind is still working on my take on wishcasting yesterday..the idea of being different..odd... unusual. About still feeling some discomfort in the non cyber world. I was so touched by the comments..thank you all so very much. I felt like I had a little more to say here I guess. I used the word odd in the post yesterday. I think that was how I felt for most of my life..odd..different..odd man out, etc. I do loved the quote that several of you offered up to me yesterday from "What a Girl Wants"...

"Why are you trying so hard to fit in...When you were born to stand out?"

Wow!! How powerful is that! I wish someone had told me that when I was in my 20's. Although I might not have been able to hear it then. Somewhere in my 40's I discovered that I liked who I was...odd parts and all. I started referring to myself and not odd, weird or different...but as uncommon! Who would have guessed there were so many of us out there!! What a wonderful surprise to find so many Uncommon folks! So today if you are feeling odd..different...weird I would suggest that you start calling yourself Uncommon and begin to see the beauty in you! I would love it if you might share with me what is Uncommon about beautiful you! What do you think makes you wonderfully different? Please share with me.



Namaste all, Sarah

26 comments:

sassypackrat said...

The things that make me uncommon are my twisted sense of humor, creative spirit and loving heart. I revel in my oddness and love that it is apart of me.

Sarah said...

Love it!!!

magikalseasons said...

I've always been outside the box. I like it there! :)

Julia Christie said...

Early thirties I started on this journey to revel in who I am, what makes me unique and every year the journey takes me to unexpected places...I have a huge capacity to love, I am very childlike in my ability to embrace simple pleasures, I'm reserved on a deep level, but friendly to most I meet ~ bottom line, I am delightfully, uniquely me and I'm "Lovin' every minute of it"! So nice to hear you describe yourself - I love the word 'Uncommon'!

Smiles!

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Diva Kreszl said...

yes, wise words indeed, we are meant to stand out! I shall try to share that wisdom with the teenagers in our church youth group, let's hope they hear it.

Lisa said...

I think we all started the journey somewhere in our 30's. I think that's when we truly, come of an age? I was probably like you early in life, and found myself, by myself, and if it meant being alone,(not lonely) during the path I chose, then so be it...and oh the mountains I've climbed! Yesterday made you who you are today! Now I'll have to think about what makes me wonderfully unique. It's different from knowing and then verbalizing it.

Lisa

Sarah said...

Oh wonderful words all...whoot!!!

Brenda LaBell said...

Hummm, I have been very lucky as I have always reveled in my uniqueness probably comes from the way I was raised. My father was the King of unique not in a bad way but he was very unique. My dad was never in the box and sometimes it was hard to keep up. I truly believe all creative people are "Uncommon or Unique" (as I have always called it). Even in my early twenties I knew. I once had a person come into where I was working from Scientology and asked me if you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? My instant response was I wouldn't change a thing, if I did cease to be me. She looked at me like I had three heads and said nothing, wow. I've never heard anyone say that. You must be very happy with who you are. Have a nice day and she left. She left not knowing what to say. I can only hope that I changed her life that day and the way she looked upon herself.

We should all live by that quote, it is perfect and I wouldn't change it a bit....

Have a great weekend Sarah!!
(Hugs))
Brenda

Sarah said...

How wonderful to grow up feeling ok with unique!!! Beautiful Brenda!

TechnoBabe said...

I am so much older than you are and up till two years ago I did not like me at all. And I do know the feeling of being on the outside looking in at all the people who seem to belong. Now I don't look at the other people. If they fit or not is not my concern. If I fit, I only need to fit in my world and like what I see in the mirror. Uncommon is good. Unique is good. Totally myself is friggin' good.

summertime dreams said...

I'm in my twenties and I appreciate hearing it! Thank-you for telling me!
I am uncommon because of the people & things in my life that have shaped who I am today. I am uncommon for my beliefs. I am uncommon for my goals and my fears.
I feel uncommon, but upon reflection, I wonder if I really am. What I mean is, perhaps I am only uncommon in the place that I am in, at the time that I am in it..? And by place I mean, the place that I live. Cuz I sure seem to be meeting quite a few "uncommon" people on here, love it!

yoborobo said...

Oh, this is my most favorite topic in the whole wide world! (well, one of them!). I have made peace with the fact that I am not like the majority of the people out there. So what does that even mean? It means there is a kick-ass minority I completely belong to. :) There are few things in life that are more satisfying than being creative, and letting that creativity permeate your life. I love it when my kids say "You're not like other moms." LOL! I'm quite sure I will be in their memoirs. Sarah, you are a pearl. Think about that. Pearls take time, and they start out with an irritating grain of sand. LOL! xoxo Pam

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I have been odd all my life, never really fitting into the "norm" and really not wanting to. And of course I am still in the back of the closet although I now have an arm and a leg stuck out. Slowly I am getting to where I don't care what people say. I enjoy my "oddness", I enjoy the way I am.

Barbara said...

I guess I've always felt a bit like you, especially for my choices to follow my creativity where it would lead me. Def. a choice my friends think is a bit crazy. Odd. And let's face it, writers are really all ...uncommon. We just see the world at a slant. Great post, sis.

Bella Sinclair said...

I love that saying! I shall be telling my girls that all the time.

You have gorgeous eyes, Sarah. I'm so glad you are you, and that you share yourself honestly here. You bloom.

xoxo

Suecae Sounds said...

Beautiful.

Sherry Byrum said...

I can relate to everything everyone else has already said but I especially like what TechnoBabe said.
I think what is uncommon about me is my empathaic abilities, the ability to read people and feel their feelings. My ability to make myself happy all by myself, using my creativity to create a world that I thrive and bloom in. Other people see me as a loner and definitely "uncommon" but I too began discovering I was okay just the way I was in my 30's. I was a rebel from the get go. I was raised in a very traditional, keep up with the Jonses, city surburban lifestyle. It suffocated my creative spirit. The world I have created with my hubby is as different as my roots as night and day. I love my world and I think we are all unique, creative children of the Universe who should celebrate our uniqueness instead of trying to "fit in" some stupid mold, which by the way if you keep up with the news, is falling apart anyway. LOL

Kiki said...

What a super beautiful blog..lovely photos and gorgeous art! Beautiful post..great quote about standing out! yes be all that you are..it's the one and only reason you are here..don't ever hold back your light!
I enjoyed my visit here..inspiring and upifting.
Have a sparkly day!
Kiki~

kj said...

sarah, i'm glad you came and found me. i know renee would like that and i do too.

this is an important post. i have become myself, finally, and what a lovely relief! i like pam's 'kick-ass' community. i want to be part of that!

your honest sharing reminded me of two quotes i like;

"healing may not be so much about getting better as about letting go of everything that isn't you' (rachel naomi remen)

&

'believing in yourself isn't everything, but you can't begin to live unless you do.' (joan anderson)

i'm glad i came by today, sarah. thank you.

love
kj

Joanna Jenkins said...

Uncommon about me? Sometime sI feel like I was born an old lady and I'm working my way backwards.

Wonderful post Sarah.

Happy weekend,
jj

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I LOVE THAT QUOTATION!!

Sarah said...

Such wonderful uniqueness...I love it!! Whoo hoo Let Fly with the Uncommon beauty all!! Wow!!!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

"Why are you trying so hard to fit in...When you were born to stand out?"

Oh how I wish someone would have drilled that into me early on as well. It took me a long time to be okay with not fitting in. What's stupid is, most people don't fit in, and yet there is so much pressure to do so. How silly is that?

jay and holl said...

Hi Sarah! I saw your amazing photo on Toni's photo mashup and decided to visit your blog, and, I am in Love with it, so inspiring and you are so good with words! I am not sure what makes me uncommon because everything inside my head is normal, but not sure what everybody else is thinking of me and the things I do and say.

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