When You Feel Like You Don’t Fit In


A beautiful albino deer appeared in our yard during our last snow storm. The doe has been spotted in our neighborhood off and on over the years. She always stands out in stark contrast against her more camouflaged friends. I often wonder if she is aware of her differences. Do the other deer treat her differently?

She just never seems to quite fit in.

Yet that day, in a snow covered yard, the albino deer suddenly seemed in her element. She stood with a confidence the others did not. She seemed to bask in a unfamiliar feeling of belonging. What must she have thought when she noticed her legs disappearing against the blanket of snow, while her friends’ forms were clearly visible?

This one who seemed so strange and different before, now appeared beautifully unique – almost as if perfectly created for a time such as this.

All it took to see her differences as exquisite beauty was a change in perspective.

You are a beautiful masterpiece, a crowning glory of your Creator. He formed you, He gave you a unique set of talents, traits and abilities. Maybe today you just need to look at yourself from a different perspective – through the eyes of the One who loves you more than you will ever know.

Much love,


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