We attended a Christmas show over the weekend which was amazing on so many levels. It was comprised of singing, dancing, comedy, and wonderful music. The participants were incredibly talented which was so inspiring, and made us grateful they chose to share their abilities with us. While fear can often prevent many individuals from performing in public, we were pleased it did not prevent them from sharing their gifts in this wonderful format.
The delicious hot chocolate and cookies available at intermission added some extra seasonal warmth to the occasion as well. The uplifting feeling derived from sharing in this unified event with others made for a wonderful day.
We are all equipped with natural talents and abilities which aren’t necessarily related to public performance. This may tempt us to compare ourselves to others and minimize our own abilities. However, rather than trying to mimic someone else, we can seek to express our own unique skills and abilities, embracing diversity as a gift in itself.
As the show demonstrated so beautifully, it was the variety of talent which made it extremely entertaining, rather than the majority attempting similar achievements. Seen in this light, we can easily appreciate our own competencies, rather than diminish them through obstructive comparison.
For example, we may not even realize the gift in being an imaginative storyteller, mathematical virtuoso, or creative designer, but all of these skills make a positive difference in our own lives, and the lives of others.
Fully expressing our unique abilities adds color and depth to life, while simultaneously fulfilling a range of needs for those around us as well. With that in mind, we can celebrate and give thanks for the innate gifts we have been given, along with the physical gifts we share at holiday time and throughout the year!
Enjoy sharing all of it this holiday season!
Shine a light on your talents, and bravely share them in the world around you.