You are one of a kind! Just like this little guy...
'Albie' the Albino Turtle
Not much sibling resemblance here, huh?
It's an albino turtle... how cute is that?!
A little science lesson...
If you want to know, -I'll make the most of what I was taught in science- and I'll tell you about how this little guy ended up so different from his brothers and sisters (picture above).
This little turtle, who I'll call 'Albie' for the sake of this explanation, had two parents -obviously- who were both heterozygous for the albino trait. (That means that both parents carried one albino gene and one normal pigmentation gene).
The albino trait is recessive (meaning it is weaker and less likely to influence the appearance of an individual), and so to be an albino you have to carry two albino genes, one from each parent.
Albie's brothers and sisters (picture above) all inherited at least one non-albino gene from one parent, which was dominant and explains why they were all born the normal turtle colour. Albie, however inherited an albino gene from each parent, making him stand out so much from all his siblings!
How cool is that?!
So, now you know why Albie here is so special. (Who knew science could actually be useful?) haha...
Something to ponder...
Romans 12:12 (NLT version)
Don't copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
This verse in the bible talks about conforming to the world; following along with what everyone else does, like sheep do. However, my friends, today I challenge you to stand out from the crowd!
Be unique, stick up for your beliefs, and don't be afraid to be different from everyone else.
The truth is, the people who follow the crowd will envy your nerve for daring to be different. Deep down everyone wants to be unique, but so often we're just not brave enough to take the step away from the big group and be our own person.
“Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”― Bernard M. Baruch
This quote pretty much sums it all up; when you do something crazy and you're afraid of what people might think, don't be! Those who matter to you most won't mind, and the people who do mind really shouldn't matter to you.
Anyway, have a think about this. Do you follow along with the crowd all the time?
Remember, you are unique! Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.
Come on, I dare you to stand out from the crowd today- be a little different and be proud of who you are (like I'm sure Albie is!)
Oh - I almost forgot - click here to see more awesome albino animals!