Dear Little Princess, As long as I can remember, I've loved purple. When I was 3 and had to have my heart monitored, the nurse gave me a paper Snoopy dog to take home after the procedure. "Don't you want a pink one?" She asked as she gave me the option of either a pink or purple Snoopy. At the nurse's suggestion, I chose the pink even though purple was my favorite. I still have that pink Snoopy in my baby book.
Just as I have loved purple, you've always loved pink. Whether it's pink boots, a pink shirt, or a pink colored pencil, you'll choose pink every time. I love that you have a favorite color, and I love that you feel confident enough to say you like pink even when I like purple. I hadn't wanted to disappoint the nurse by choosing purple even though I liked it a lot more than pink.
I hope you'll always feel comfortable enough to voice your preferences and opinions, but I also hope that you'll do so with tact and sensitivity toward those who have different tastes. God made each of us with different likes, talents, and gifts. If He'd made us so that we all enjoyed the exact same things, the world would be a pretty boring place! I'm grateful for the diversity He has instilled in each of us.
The Apostle Paul talks about the different spiritual gifts that the Lord has given to each believer (see 1 Corinthians 12). Instead of wishing that you had someone else's gifts and talents, be thankful for your own gifts and abilities. Focus on further developing them for the good of the Body of Christ and for the furtherance of the Gospel.
I love reading other authors' biographies and memoirs. My favorites are those with a touch of wit. While I also hope to become a published author some day, I don't have any sense of humor of my own. Sometimes, I've found myself wishing that I could incorporate funny anecdotes the way my best-loved authors do. But wishing that I could be like someone else is actually discontentment with the way that God has made me. I need to remember that He did not make a mistake when He chose to create me without a sense of humor. He gave me the gifts that perfectly suit my situation in life, and He has also done the same for you.
Be thankful for your strengths, and be happy for others whose talents are different from your own. Together, we will be much stronger in showing God's love to a lost and dying world than we would had we all been given the same abilities.
All my love,