Friday, April 5, 2013

Finding Our Gifts

In my upcoming book, Descendant, the main character, Abby, has two special gifts: the ability to heal others and the ability to see bits and pieces of life from the past, present, and occasionally the future.  Both gifts were passed down from her relatives, along with a colorful, and somewhat scary legacy.

I think we all have a special ability. Or two. Or three or lots. Whatever that gift is, it’s something we do well. Not necessarily better than everyone else, but just something we’re specifically good at, and which makes us happy. Something we enjoy. And those abilities help us to do things that no one else can do. They help us to create things, and find ways to share our gifts with others. They help us become the best version of ourselves.

The problem is that most people don’t realize they have this ability, whatever it is. Nor do they know how to use the power lying dormant inside them.

Don’t you think that’s sad? I do. I think that everyone deserves to know their potential, and we should all have the opportunity to try to reach for it.

So today, I would love to hear about your special gift. What is one thing you’re really good at? And what awesome potential might that unleash in you? I don’t care how meaningless or stupid you think it is, I want to hear about it.   


1 comment:

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

This is hard. :) Still thinking about it, lol.