Friday, November 30, 2012

You Are Special






We have the board book version of You Are Special which is a more concise version of the Max Lucado book.  Almost every day I read this to my 20-month-old at naptime, and almost every day, I tear up while I'm reading it to him.

The first time I read this book while in college, it really gave me food for thought.  Self-esteem is something I've struggled with my whole life, and I still do.  I don't like how I look, I often feel very incompetent in everything I try to do, and I compare myself to others all the time and always find myself coming up short, no matter what I'm comparing.

Reading this book every day to my child has helped me reflect on this concept.  It's a constant reminder to me that I need to not let what I perceive others to think about me matter so much.  And every day that I read it, I get choked up because of this reminder.



2 comments:

BYU Hottie said...

I am totally the same way! My kid loves to read "punchinlello" and I seriously cry (tears spilling down my face) almost every single time I read it. Such a great book. And I'm glad you have it, because I was totally thinking of getting it for you for Christmas this year. :)

Royalbird said...

We also have the original book and the board book in Spanish. It's a great book.

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