We think that for something to be a gift it needs to be a spectacular offering like the gift and talent of art or music. That is not the case. You may have the gift of being able to make people feel comfortable in your presence. I think we also believe that gifts are things that we do easily and very well. I believe that to be false too. I think some gifts we are born with, but I think that some gifts we discover later in life and work to develop.
Some gifts we use daily and some are there only to be used at specific times in life. Many times we overlook the opportunity to share our gifts. Perhaps we are afraid we will be misunderstood or made fun of in that sharing. It is when we realize that the sharing of gifts is what helps us determine who we are. Our gifts are part of what makes us the unique individuals that we are.
When we use our gifts, we are telling those around us that we understand ourselves and fully embrace who we are. While we are in this physicality of life, we are given opportunity after opportunity to explore our purpose through our gifts in a way that will positively touch those around us.
At the time we may feel that our gifts are not valuable to others. Every gift has the ability to fill a space in someone else’s life. You can consider how your own life is made richer is by the love, support, friendship, and compassion from others. In that same way, you can add to the richness in the life of others.
Let your light shine. Explore and share your gifts. In that expansion of yourself, you will add to not only the life of others but also to yourself.
Something To Ponder