This Week's Topic

Super Special

This question is from nine-year-old Elizabeth: “What do you like most about yourself? What makes you special?”

These girls shared their thoughts:

My family is loud, and I’m very quiet. This makes me special because I’m such a good listener. When I do speak up, everyone listens to me.
-Trinity, age 10, Florida

What I like most about myself is my imagination. I love to create stories and write books. I even received an award for one of my books. I also love animals and have two rabbits, two cats, and one dog. I’m hoping to get a guinea pig.
-Katie, age 11, Michigan

I have life-threatening food allergies. I wear a bracelet that shows what I’m allergic to, and I always have my allergy shot with me. What I like most about myself is that I’m OK talking about these things with anybody.
-An American Girl fan

One thing I like about myself is how much I’m like my mom. We may not look alike, but our personalities are so similar. We can practically finish each others’ sentences.
-Caroline, age 13, North Carolina

I love my hair. It’s beautiful. I can rock any hairstyle.
-Emma, age 13, Alabama

I love my scars. Some people think I’m crazy because of this, but my scars make me who I am today. I wouldn’t change a thing about myself.
-Sarah, age 13, Alabama

I like myself because I’m crafty. I am also an amazing gymnast.
-Amber, age 11, Ohio

I’m special because I play lots of sports.
-Victoria, age 10, California

My passion for art is what makes me special. I love to draw, and I’m really good at it.
-Sophia, age 12, Colorado

I play the harp and that makes me special. I’m the only one in my school who plays the harp.
-An American Girl fan

I like that I’m creative. It’s important to like who you are.
-Natasha, age 10, Colorado

I love everything about myself. I love that I can accept others, even when they are different from me. This makes me special because so many kids at my school aren’t able to do this.
-Tiffany, age 12, Illinois

I like my brain. I like getting straight A’s on my report card. I might not be the best in sports, but that doesn’t bother me.
-Gianna, age 10, Illinois

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