That's what I wrote yesterday before I went to bed. I wanted to finish writing my thoughts before things get busy again.
My birthday always falls on the same week as Father's day. Last year, when I was buying a father's day card, I found a birthday card that seemed to say to me, "BUY ME!" First, I hesitated thinking "what kind of a person buys her own birthday card?" I put it back in a rack several times before I bought it.
It says on the front:
We didn't come here to fit in.
We came here to be who we are.
We didn't come here to work.
We came here to live our dreams.
We didn't come here for the stuff.
We came here to love each other.
We didn't come here by accident.
We each came here with a purpose
that is uniquely our own.
I read this card once in a while throughout the year. I think I'm okay with being unique. Some part of me really wanted to fit in, but I realized I couldn't. I have been able to accomplish many things this year, and got to know a lot of inspiring people along the way, and of course, I'm thankful for my friends and family who continue to love me for who I am.
There are many inspirational quotes says the same thing. Be unique" "Be yourself" I probably won't be looking for a new Birthday card for myself, but I want to find something (in English and Japanese) by which I can measure my progress and be inspired to be a better contributor this coming year.
(BTW, The quote I had on my desktop was this.）