The word “exceptional” is one word that everyone should place at the top of the words listed in their vocabulary. To be exceptional, we should all aspire to be uncommon in everything that we do. Do not live a life of normalcy, which is quite boring and depressing in my opinion. If you are not striving for excellency in every area of your life, then one’s days become mundane, which there is no excitement in this kind of living.
Make a concerted attempt each day to say something that is extraordinary, do something for yourself or for someone else that is totally unprecedented and surprising. You will be remembered as that person who went out of their way to make that person’s day/life better in some form or fashion.
Instill the same values in your children. Teach them the skills they need to become an exceptional individual who provides the community in which they reside and society as a whole ultimately some phenomenal act that would absolutely transform their surroundings. Be or do that which is exceptional.
By Marjorie Gordon-DeLee, MA