As a child I could never differentiate the pronunciation between crayons and crowns, maybe it’s because I needed to attend speech therapy classes (which I did and received lots of stickers for my strides of progress), or because in my mind I never understood the point of a crown. In my candyland and lollipop world, elitism and royalty didn’t exist, rather, everyone was a prince or princess with a crown. Therefore, since all my friends and I colored together, we all had crowns / crayons as we played.
The point is that we could learn a lot from crayons. While they echo memories of childhood craft time, they are also incredibly instructive for lessons in diversity. Some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box. No one crayon is better than another. There is no king, there is no crown in the box. Each crayon has a distinct purpose and ability that cannot be replaced or mimicked by another one.
Whatever type of crayon you are, and whatever type of crayon box you currently live in, it’s time that you start to appreciate the colors, sizes and shapes that surround you. Be confident in yourself, physically, mentally and emotionally, for you are unique. No other crayon can replace your purpose.
Embrace your distinct purpose and make this Monday a colorful one.