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Ellie had it all. Her IQ was up in the stratosphere. She was beautiful, and I mean head turning, stunning. She volunteered on weekends down at children's hospital too. She was a star basketball player, never missed game. Her parents were hot-shot lawyers and they lived in one of those McMansions on the hill. But to hear her tell it she was just lucky to do well at the tests, she never bragged or showed off her marks, her sporting abilities, her beauty or her wealth. She usually just tied her hair back in a ponytail, wore sweats and no make-up. She hung out with the nerds and misfits even though she could have had her pick of the 'in-crowd' groups. She valued her friends for their honesty and loyalty. Anyone could be her friend, they just had to be for real.

By mudslide, October 19, 2013.
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Vyan found most things in life quite difficult. He hadn't been able to write until the time he was almost out of primary school, his number work was poor and he wasn't very physically coordinated. But he was handsome and he could sing. At first it was just weddings and some school assemblies. But then he got on television and was immediately signed for a record deal. Whenever he is given a platform to speak he says he's nothing special, the divine spirit gave him the talent for singing, others have talents for empathy, cooking, woodwork, painting, dance, mathematics or writing. He says it does not matter which talent we have, just that we use it in the service of what is divine.

By ravinder, October 30, 2014.