I was talking with a friend of mine recently. We were talking about her many gifts, and she confessed to me that she shied away from talking about and owning her gifts because she was uncomfortable talking about herself that way. She felt that she would come across as self-centered or selfish.

I thought about her comments for a bit. Each of us has unique gifts that are meant to be shared with the world. Our life mission and purpose is to improve and raise the levels of love and consciousness of the planet through the sharing of our gifts.

So often people think that they have to do some big thing in order to make some lasting change, and that the sharing of their gifts has to be a grand gesture. But the reality is that sometimes the most powerful actions are the small, everyday ones that are done with love. It can be as simple as baking your famous cookies and sharing them with someone who is having a bad day or making someone laugh or giving someone a hug.

One small act can ripple out in ways that you could never imagine and touch many, many lives. And when we consistently share our gifts, the many ripples end up creating a tidal wave of positive change that can reach every corner of the world.

In fact, the greatest tragedy is to hide our gifts from the rest of the world. We create a gap that only our gifts can fill. As I told my friend, we are not selfish when we talk about and share our gifts, we are selfish when we don’t.

How are you going to share your gifts today?

 

4 thoughts on “Owning Your Gifts

  1. Beautifully stated, Jennifer. Agreed, by sharing our own inherent gifts, the world becomes a better place. I think the word selfish has been convoluted over the years, and is meant “of the self” self-ish. 😃 Always great to read you!

  2. Exactly. I hope more people come to this place of understanding. It’s the small gestures of kindess that fuel our lives and those aroud us and lift us from despair.

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