My Albino Deer

Did I ever tell you about our albino deer? Well, it’s not my albino deer, but it’s a deer who lives in town that I have essentially called my own for a few years now. She’s not the first albino deer in town, but she’s definitley the one who has prospered the longest, and she lives about a mile from my house.

I marvel at her because she stands out, and in the animal kingdom, not in a good way. Other than the few days of the year that it snows in Central Jersey, she sticks out like a sore thumb. The one thing she has going for her is that she doesn’t think like a human. If she did, she would likely complain about her disadvantages, make note of how unfair it is, ruminate on how hard her life is and how she is not as good as everyone else, and she might even mention her fears. But she’s not human, so she goes about her business as if she’s just like everyone else! Good for her!

Wouldn’t it be great if we could think like this deer? We would never make any comparisons, so we would assume we were just as good as everyone else! What would change if we could think like that every day? How would we behave differently? How would our work change? Everyday we say something to ourselves that minimizes who we are and we need to stop doing it. Today, think like my albino friend—and go be the best you you can be—without comparisons!



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