You are unique.


(Rusty Hearts)

On the last weekend of my course my tutor said something nice to each of her students. She told me I was unique…. And of course we are all unique. We can’t fit into a normal, correct mould, but we often try. Well, I try a lot. I hear what someone else is doing and I think “why can’t I do… ?” I look at a successful relation or friend and wonder “why didn’t I do… ?”


(Peeling Paint)

And then I wake up and remember, I’m unique, I can only do things my way…. Today was one of those “why can’t I?” and “why didn’t I?” days. I woke up when I read the quote: Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature. – Thich Nhat Hanh Buddhist monk author and teacher.


(Christmas Decoration)

To me it means that even the smallest thing I do is my uniqueness added to the world. Even one foot placed in front of the other. Even if that’s all I do today then I have written my signature here in the world…. and that’s success.

With every breath you write your signature, Mairead.