|"Beward of Attack Frog."|
Now, this was not news to me. I have been accused of being a Nerd many times throughout my life; be it by family, friends, acquaintances, coworkers, bosses, companions, passerby, whatever. Anyone who is in my vicinity for any amount of time will surely come to realize this one simple fact:
I am a Nerd.
|Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Training. Yep.|
I know what you are thinking at this point in time:
"He's right; he is a nerd."
|Some people are ninjas.|
God created all of us to be different. Some may be naturally good at piano, while others can run like the wind. Some people are always cheerful and good natured, and others can solve a rubix cube in ten seconds. Some love math, others flourish in art. Some love the hustle and bustle of the city, others live for the serene calm of the country. Some like to spend rainy days under a blanket reading, and others like to go jump in the puddles and sing. Some like to do both.
Only one thing is common of all of us:
Everyone is unique.
We all are blessed with different gifts, talents, abilities, bodies, weaknesses, and personalities. Someone once said "variety is the spice of life." We can speak of being "normal", "fitting in", or what have you. But whether we like it or not, there just is no "normal". Everyone is different. Fact. Now what you choose to do with your individuality is another story.
|Me at 12. Still a nerd.|
If variety is the spice of life, then conformity must surely be the mold. God created each of us to be gloriously different. There are countless ways we are all individual and special, and God tells us to "let your light so shine before men". Your light. Not anyone elses.
When we worry about molding ourselves to the world's standards, that is precisely what we become: a gross, fuzzy black spot on the feast of diversity that is the human family. So be proud of who you are. Whether you're a "jock", "geek", "bookworm", "spaz", "tomboy", or whatever, just be you.
And I'll leave you with the immortal words of Dr. Seuss (because yes, I am a nerd):
|5 pens in pocket. 2 pairs of glasses. 1 nerdy guy.|