It's a good speech and a good word to the audience. In the overall scheme of things by definition not everyone is exceptional. And I might be reluctant to use the word special to describe people. But I think we can say that everyone is important. Again, generally speaking, everyone is important to someone. And we since we are made in the image of God that makes us important -- maybe even special in relation to the rest of creation.
Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven.
The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from
the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God,
nothing two-faced, nothing fickle.
He brought us to life using the true Word,
showing us off as the crown of all his creatures.
~ James 1:16-18 (MSG)