Definitions: (1) possessing extraordinary or uncommon characteristics; exceptional; unique; (2) particularly valued <a special friend>; a gem; (3) appropriate; proper
    See also: Important

Synonyms: distinctive, distinguished, individualistic

• Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. — Mary Manin Morrissey (1949-) Co-founder Living Enrichment Center {1970-2004}
• Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future. — Mattie Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek (1990-2004) American peace poet