“Everyone of you is a swimming champion!” declared Mr. Ching, my biology teacher, today.

We were doing the chapter on our reproductive system, and he was explaining how the sperm meets the ovum and how it then develops into a zygote, embryo, fetus, and then a baby.

“Out of the millions of oocytes present in the ovaries, each month, only the strongest prime follicle develops into an egg. And out of the thousands of sperms that enter the Fallopian tube, only the strongest one gets to meet the ovum.” He explained.

“It does not matter whether you know how to swim or not, you are all champions. Therefore, appreciate your life!”

The class erupted into laughter. How cute of Mr. Ching, I thought.

I then realized how true his statement was. I am indeed special. Every human being is. = )