From the Author
A few years ago, I met a girl. Perhaps "lady" is a better term. Somehow, we got talking. But as I listened to her, I could tell she was very troubled. We spoke about a lot of things, but the climax came when she suggested that she wasn't "all that". She did not think she was pretty. She did not think she was of much value at all. As she walked away from me after our conversation, I wondered how someone who visibly had so much could feel so little. I did not try to change her perception right away, but I constantly chipped at it whenever we met. I was quite sad that I did not have more time with her.
I scarcely saw her after that but the memories of this lady kept coming back to me and I eventually began to put down my thoughts.
This girl was special. She looked special. So I typed out: Your body is special.
Her spirit must be special, because it comes from God, so I typed out: Your spirit is special.
She was a nice person to be with, the type they call beautiful souls. So I typed: Your Soul is special.
I figured out that even though she was special; body, soul and spirit, she was not aware of this, which caused her to experience less than special things. So I thought of ways in which I could show her how special she was, and how to create special things from her spirit, her spirit and her body. Believe me, when I was done, I had the draft of 6 chapters of this book. After about two to three days, I had extended the entire gist to ten chapters, which were basically an elaboration of the main thing. The entire book came together in a period of about 5 nights.
Eventually, I printed and spiral bound a copy and had it mailed to her. I largely forgot about the manuscript thereafter.
But there is something about an idea. It will always find a way to express itself, and if the carrier doesn't express it, it will look for another channel. So I thought... why not bind these ideas into a book..., and that was how this was born.
It has been a trying experience. Several times, I wanted to give up ... abandon the idea ..., but the thought of the fact that I could touch one more life, and awaken it to the potential within it kept me going.
So what is this book about? Well, some of you have read it. Some of you will read it. Some of you may never read it. But if anyone ever asks you what You Are Special is about, this is it;
1) You are special. Very very special, and don't ever let anybody or any circumstance tell u less
2) You are a gift to mankind. And that is why you are still alive
3) The rest is contained in the book
So basically that's the story of the book, and how it came about.
As you read this book, I kindly ask the following things from you.
First I ask that you dare to believe. This applies specifically to those of you who have been through trying times, or whose past experiences or upbringing seem to make you feel you are average. To those of you who have tried unsuccessfully in the past to explore new grounds and break out of old mental strongholds. To those of you who have tried to believe something new or better but have had your hopes dashed time and again. To those of you who have given up and are just "marking" time on the earth. To those of you who have not experienced the brightness of life. To those of you who have lost the courage to dream and hope again. I ask that you dare to believe.
Secondly, I ask that you wade deeper. This concerns those of you who are satisfied with life, have struck a balance and are comfortable with the equilibrium you have attained in life. I encourage you to read this book with a new appetite and openness for greater things. There is a lot more that you are capable of being.
Finally, that you spread the message. And this applies to those of you who have a working knowledge of the fact that you are special. I ask that you spread the message. I ask that you let others know that they are special. The truth is that far more people than you can imagine are struggling to find their uniqueness in life. Many people are desperately trying to rise above the difficulties they are faced with. You can be the agent that brings this change. I hope that you find reading this book informative, relaxing, encouraging and refreshing.
Thank you very much for your time... see you at the top!
From the Back Cover
There is something special about you. Irrespective of what life has brought your way, you instinctively know there is more to you than is currently being manifested. You Are Special categorically tells you what is special about you. By exploring the tripartite nature of man, the author shows how your body, soul and spirit are special.
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After awakening your consciousness to the fact that you are special, this book goes on to show you how to create special things. The author does this by explicitly showing the way your spirit, soul and body can be engaged to create special things.
You Are Special concludes by showing you why you are special.
Amazingly, this book successfully delivers a potent message in a leisurely, entertaining and sometimes humorous manner. This not only makes the book highly informative but also makes for an interesting read. This book is guaranteed to inform and transform you.
Awaken to your specialty!