If you've ever seen 1964's stop motion animated Christmas Classic "Rudolph" then you know about the Island of Misfit toys. For as long as I can remember I always found myself identifying with the toys on the island, and even now I find myself wandering through life not quite fitting in with the status quo, and always being supportive of the generally "unloved". I was never the "cool kid" , I have always had trouble fitting in, I was the quiet one, the shy one (and now as an adult the socially anxious one).
The only difference between me and the little red haired doll, the choo choo with square wheels on his cabboose, and even the spotted elephant is that I embrace my misfit-ness. I've never been one to change to fit in with a crowd, I may have stood on the outside looking in at times, but I never stood there and stared into the window. Instead of wishing I was in the "in crowd" I simply enjoyed my time with the other misfits.
As I raise my water glass high in the air I just want to take a minute to say "Heres to the misfits, the tired, the hurting, the hungry and the homeless, the socially unaccepted, and the socially awkward. Keep being you, don't change for anyone, stay true to you, it's the misfits that change the world!"