Share Your Gifts

a christmas show

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.

a share your gift

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!

Action Step:

Shine a light on your talents, and bravely share them in the world around you.

6 thoughts on “Share Your Gifts

    • Thank you so much! Wonderful to read your great comments! You definitely bring a lot of joy when sharing your beautiful photography especially of your adorable grandson! Have a lovely holiday! 🙂

  1. I used this post to initiate a conversation with my son. The Joker in the Black Knight Batman movie says “if you are good at something don’t do it for free”. The boys like that movie. I pointed out that Johnny Depp travels with his Jack Sparrow costume and visits sick children in hospital in character. I agree with you, gifts are for sharing. 🙂

    • It was wonderful to read that this post was used to start a conversation with your son. It’s great how you included the movies he likes in the discussion, to help make a point! Glad to be a part of something that sounds like it was very instructional! Thanks for always giving thoughtful comments, and enjoy the holiday season! 🙂

    • What beautiful comments Steffi! Thank you so much for your kind words, and warm heart. It is wonderful to experience your positive energy throughout your lovely blog, and when you visit here as well! 🙂

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