As you can probably guess it was the statement on his T shirt that caught my attention. I think it echoed the way I was feeling at the time.
This sentiment was so attractive because instead of I’m not normal being a negative statement that echoed ‘I’m not like everyone else’. John had turned it into a bold statement, an affirmation that shouted ‘I’m happy with who I am and I don’t care if it’s not like anyone else’.
And almost as if he needed to prove his point John was dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, a style he admitted to sporting all year round irrespective of the weather and I can testify to that as it was not a very warm day on the day we met.
At a time when so many of us are trying to fit in, it was a great reminder that it is okay to stand out in the crowd and simply be yourself warts and all.
‘I’m not normal‘
That statement echoes loudly in my head as I ask myself what is normality anyway?
Note to self: Your normal is never going to be the same as anyone else’s you just need to know that it’s okay to be you and be proud of that fact.