Welcome to my weekly blog this Tuesday. Today we talk about what really makes one unique and what a name means to a person.
I was watching or do I say attending church online (since it has become the new normal thanks to Covid19) when the host, among other things in her introduction said, “…you are not just a name. There is a unique story behind that name...”
You know something has got to you when it is the last thing on your mind as you drift off to bed. That was me, I have been tossing this statement in my mind over and over and asking myself what really makes us a different? Why are we unique/ What truly is a name to a person?
Of course as a parent I already know not to go picking any name for my child because it is fancy or trending etc. without taking time to know what it means and I am a Christian too so I know without a doubt that we are uniquely pieced together by the creator and there is a purpose to it.
I however love to step out of my box every so often and find out what other people think about what I think about certain things/ my perceptions and beliefs and why they think or feel that way. You may call it zooming out or just call it what it is- a spirit of adventure.
This is what I have collected from my adventure so far, please feel free to add to my collection in the comments section below. I will love to read from you;
WHAT DOES A NAME MEAN TO A PERSON?
“A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”
A person’s name is the greatest connection to their own identity and individuality. Some might say it is the most important word in the world to that person.
It is the one way we can easily get someone’s attention. It is a sign of courtesy and a way of recognizing them. When someone remembers our name after meeting us, we feel respected and more important.
It makes a positive and lasting impression on us. To not remember a name, especially when someone has had to repeat it several times, is to make that person feel slighted.
WHAT REALLY MAKES PEOPLE UNIQUE?
Everyone is unique in their own way. Some people try to blend in with the majority, but they are still unique. Some people take their uniqueness, stand out as different, and use their unique persona to create and experience the life they want.
If you are ready to stand out from the crowd, then you first need to embrace what makes you unique. You need to accept who you are without needing to fit into a label of who you should be.
Just know that you will stand out once you embrace everything that makes you different, but you will also be in complete control of your life and your happiness.
Each individual has different experiences and components that make up his or her personality and no two people are the same.
So, what makes a person unique? Here are different aspects of a person’s life and themselves that makes them unique. While just one of the following things can make someone unique, if you combine them all together, you can see just how unique we all are.
The way you view life is not going to match up with anyone else. Sure, you may have some moments where you and your friend perceive the exact same thing, but for the most part you will see things slightly differently than others.
Perception accounts for how we experience things as well as how we think and feel, so it plays a huge part in what makes a person unique.
For example we may both listen to the same song at the same time but feel or relate to it differently. It may be the strings for you or vocal ranges while I am in awe of the lyrics or just the way it starts or ends.
No one has had the same experiences in life. Not one person. Everyone experiences variations in their day, even when they are working at the same place or spending time together.
For example, people experience love and loss differently. To some the loss may break or make them. Many may become stronger through it while others may never recover.
In love or loss we can and should not tell people that we understand exactly what they are going through. Each situation is different and unique to an individual, we handle things and also heal differently.
Your experiences throughout your entire life, as well as your day to day experiences, are what make you the unique person you are today.
Everyone is creative in some way, but there are many different creative talents that we can have. Some of us are good at improvising, some of us are good at inventing, some of us are good at creating, and some of us are good at envisioning things.
“There are 8 different creative talents to pull from, including the adventurer, the navigator, the pilot, the inventor, the explorer, the diplomat, the poet, and the visionary. Within these groups, we each branch out in different ways, which is what makes us unique from the next person.”
Relationships have a big influence over our lives.
They influence how we think about ourselves and how we interact with the world around us.
Not one person can say that they have the same relationships as anyone else.
Even if two people are friends solely with the same people, the relationships they have with them are going to differ on some level.
Some people connect more than others. Some people share certain beliefs that bind them in a different way. Some people clash with each other on little things, and that affects their relationship.
The point is that we all have different relationships in our lives, which is a big contribution to what makes a person unique.
A person’s personality is made up of their temperament, attitude, thoughts, beliefs, behavior, and character.
Your personality is very unique, and it is what other people see when they interact with you.
Often people will describe people based on their personality. For instance, you will hear people describe others as bubbly, quiet, thoughtful, agreeable, annoying, or rude.
You can take a free personality test here and discover more about yourself.
There are definitely several other ways in which we are unique as human beings but one thing I am sure of is that all these differences and complexities do not make us odd.
They are what makes us who we are. We should therefore own them, work on the weak areas but look at and proudly embrace who God fearfully and wonderfully pieced us to be.
In case you are still in any doubt, allow me remind you that you are a master piece! This is the story behind your name, this is who you are.
- Mercury blog on personal development
- Minimalism Made Simple
- Washington Post Career Coach
Happy New August! May it be kind and gentle on you but if it plans to be rough then may your feet be firmly placed and may God widen the ground beneath them that you may not slip.
Should you slip and land on your face however, may you be held and find the courage to get back up and keep climbing. Amen
Till next Tuesday,
I am the Sparrow.