Human Potential

About a week or two ago my mom put a photo of me on the kitchen counter. I’m maybe 1 1/2 or 2-years-old, and I’m smiling.

Every morning, afternoon and evening I see that picture, it blows my mind.

When looking at a baby or toddler now, it’s crazy to think that that little child will grow up to be a full fledged adult, with its own thoughts, making its own decisions and impacting other people’s lives and the world in a big way.

I look at 2-year-old me, maybe 2 feet tall, smiling, small and baby-like, and I smile. Who would have known what 2-year-old me would grow up like and the impact that I’d make?

Looking at toddler me is a daily reminder of the power of human potential and the power of a single individual. Everyone has the potential for living a passionate life and impacting others, but you wouldn’t normally look at a 2-year-old or even a 12-year-old and perhaps even a 24-year-old and think that.

Looking at 2-year-old me reminds me that every person has a lot to offer the world, including myself.

Emelina Minero writes for Curve Magazine and EDGE Media Network. She’s working on launching her own progressive LGBTQ publication. She’s a Connection Connoisseur, Networking Maven and Self-Love Enthusiast. She founded Community Bucket List and co-founded the Love Warrior Community. Find her on Twitter, @CommKr8veWriter.


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About emelinaminero

I'm passionate about people, community, self-love and the diversity in the human experience.
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