Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Purple Cow

My husband loves to read non-fiction, self-help business type books. One of his favorite authors is Seth Godin. Recently he was telling me about Godin's book entitled Purple Cow. According to the author, he was on vacation with his kids driving through farm country and his kids were so excited to see cows. At first they were oohing and ahhing over these creatures. Pretty soon after seeing countless cows they lost their appeal. It dawned on him that what would be really interesting would be to see a PURPLE cow. Something different to stand apart from the rest of the herd...something special and memorable.

Well I have to say that my Big Chick's teacher has done just that. This summer Mrs. Huggett has handwritten at least 3-4 letters to my daughter. Handwritten, two page letters, at least 3 or 4 times to my daughter...as well as to the other 26 or so students from her class!! I am completely amazed and shocked that she has taken the time from her summer break to do this. This is above and beyond, exceptional...this is what being a PURPLE cow is all about. I really feel that all it takes is one person, one teacher...that special someone to show interest in a child, to believe in them, that can make or break their self esteem in life.

Never thought I'd say this, but I want to be a PURPLE cow! I want to stand out from the herd and be unique...special. How can our lives, our relationships, businesses...our blogs be different from the rest?? I don't want to be some ordinary brown cow...let's be PURPLE:)

Have a blessed day.

Photo Credit: Flickr, top - stevefaeembra, bottom - book by Seth Godin
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