Hello my fellow human Beings:
This weekend I was reminder of the fact that everyone has value and is a gift to the world.
These reminders came from different sources, including:
- the honest truths and expressions of love of a two-year-old little girl;
- the brilliant accomplishments of the English theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Dr. Stephen Hawking (as seen in the film, “The Theory of Everything”); and
- the achievements of the phenomenal women of the world celebrated on this International Women’s Day.
Everyone has precious gifts and talents.
- female or male;
- young or old;
- cisgendered or transgendered;
- gay, straight or bisexual;
- able-bodied or having a body with physical or mental ailments;
- Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or atheist; or
- in any colours of the rainbow
— everyone has gifts and brings value to the world.
American scholar, author, and public speaker, Brené Brown, in her book, The Gifts of Imperfection, reminds us of the benefits of sharing our gifts and talents. She writes:
“We all have gifts and talents. When we cultivate those gifts and share them with the world, we create a sense of meaning and purpose in our lives. Squandering our gifts brings distress to our lives. … Sharing our gifts and talents with the world is the most powerful source of connection with God.”
So this week, I encourage you to find time to be still, to PAUSE, to be with yourself in quiet meditation to reveal and reflect on your unique gifts and talents. Then find ways to cultivate your special gifts and share them with the world. Doing so will bring more of a sense of meaning and purpose to your life. It will help you feel more connected to God, the Universe and all beings. … and it will help you live and abundant life!