Everyone likes to give and receive gifts, and it doesn’t need to be only at a holiday time. Today, let’s talk about that most precious of gifts – you.
Did you know that you have a very specific gift that no one else in the world possesses? It is a special flair and aptitude, although it is, perhaps, more common than we think. Maybe you have already discovered it. Your gift is your ability to live a life that expresses your unique personality and your individual talents through the work that you choose to do, the way you spend your free time and through your relationships. Your gift is what you bring to the table, to make the world around you a better place for others.
Although it may seem hidden at first, when you search for your gift with an open mind and a free spirit, it will be there. Once you have found it, if you follow it with courage and persistence, it will reward you with happiness and a deep satisfaction that nothing else can provide. You see, it is in contribution that we truly understand the power in giving and contribution becomes a profoundly fulfilling way to live one’s life.
Now, it doesn’t matter how big or important your gift is. All that matters is that it is yours and that you are free to give it. When you do give it, it doesn’t deplete you. It validates and fills you, because giving reaffirms the meaning of life. It is a true hallmark of the unselfish spirit.
It’s hard to go comparison-shopping when it comes to finding your special gift, because you can’t try on someone else’s life. But in order to really live your own life, you need to be willing to listen to your heart, pay whatever it costs, and make a firm commitment to stay the course.
If you do these things, you will find your gift, and you will also find that you have more to give to others than you had ever dreamed possible.