You have a gift.
I don’t know what it is, but it’s there.
It might be truly spectacular or extremely simple.
It might be gardening, coaching, or writing.
It might be scoring goals in soccer World Cups.
It might be laughing in a way that inspires other people to feel joy, even if they’d much rather look cool and composed instead of silly and giggly.
It might be cooking, fishing, making jewelry, running across Africa, or telling stories.
It might be leading a billion dollar corporation with love and vision, or raising six children to be exactly who they are.
It might be directing movies or directing traffic.
It might be painting or it might be teaching, it might be communicating with cats or it might be simply living life without a worry on your mind, touching hearts along the way.
You have a gift, and you probably have more than one.
And I deeply believe you are here in this life to discover them, play with them, explore them, feel inspired by them, and to let them go wherever they want to go and beyond.
My gift is this.
It is to take life and put it into tiny, bite-size presents.
To take presence and convert it into small gifts.
For the last couple of months I’ve been looking deep within to find out what I want from life, or what life wants from me (because I have no clue what the right order is).
And I have changed, again.
I have discovered new gifts and discarded old habits that pretended to be gifts.
I have been very relaxed and really, REALLY confused.
And that is good, really good.
Because it is by living through these turbulent and insecure periods that my gifts can flourish, and I can find a whole new appreciation for them, or even find completely new ones.
You have gifts.
Love them, honor them, use them the way only you can use them, and you’ll learn how to love life.
It’s really good.
(Photo by @aaronhjlee, for Unsplash)