Joining in with Five Minute Friday. This week’s word: share.
We all have gifts we should share, but sometimes we keep those gifts hidden, perhaps because we’re too shy, too lacking in confidence, to feel able to ‘put ourselves out there’.
What we must realise, however, is that our combination of talents and experience is unique to us; to hide these things away is to keep our beauty from the world.
Who knows what effects using your talents, building upon your experiences, might have in the world?
It’s worth a go, worth taking a deep breath and believing you can: we all know, from experience, that once you do, once you announce your intentions, through actions, you’ll find the world opening up for you in ways you couldn’t have imagined and wouldn’t have dared to dream.
Once you see the power of your belief, and your actions, you’ll want the world to continue opening up for you.
You gain confidence from seeing the effects of your brave acts (for sharing something that feels a little scary, a little awkward, is a very brave act).
You gain confidence from seeing that when you offer, when you ask, the world responds in kind, offering you things you wouldn’t have dared to ask for.
It’s a self-perpetuating cycle, reinforcing the fact that you should share your talents.
Don’t hide your talents away through fear.
You weren’t made to live with the dreaded ‘fear of not being good enough’. That’s for the weak, and you’re not weak.
You weren’t made to live knowing you could do more but not actually doing more. That kind of life is for the weak and you’re not weak.
You weren’t made to live in If Only Land. A life in If Only Land leads only to regrets.
You weren’t made to live with regrets. For regrets are for the weak.
You were made to live in a world that gets to see you, in all your glory,
You were made to live in a world that gets to feel the benefits you bring.
You were made to live in a world that you make, where things are of your choosing.
You were made to live in a world that you can’t wait to live fully in.
In that world you shine and everyone reaps the benefits you offer.
Don’t hide your talents away.
Have the vision to share them.
Be tremendously alive.
[Photo from Tim Mossholder at Unsplash].