Sunday, April 7, 2013

Ugly Duckling

Have you ever heard about the story of the ugly duckling?

If you haven't heard of it or you have, this is my version of the story:

There is this ugly duckling that appears among the other baby ducklings. The ugly duckling not only look different, she bring herself differently too compared to the other ducklings. She walk differently, swim differently and even sound differently. But the mama duck was full of love and she loved the ugly duckling the same. She try to bring up the ugly duckling to become a beautiful duck the best she knows how. And the ugly duckling try her very best to fit in, but no matter how much effort she put it, she still cannot be one of them. She tried so hard. Along the way she got hurted, disappointed and tired, not because the other ducklings do not loved her, but because she is just way too different from them. And trying to fit it has brought nothing but tension and discomfort. She was confused and lost.

Then one day, the ugly duckling met one of her kind. Whom she found is so similar to her, and then only she realise she wasn't meant to be like the ducks, but she was meant to grew up to be a beautiful swan. No wonder all these while no matter how hard she tried she just couldn't fit it. She wasn't meant to fit in.

To grow up as a beautiful duck would be wonderful, it was what the ugly duckling always wanted to be. But it will never feel fit to her because God created her to be a beautiful swan, to paint another type of painting for her life. So no, she will not force herself to be a duck anymore, but will embrace the truth that she was uniquely made, different from a duck - a swan.

For the real version, watch these:

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
~ Psalm 139:14


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