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Super Hero

14 Jan

Everyone is different, and we each have our own specific talents and abilities. What is difficult for one, is easy for another, and everyone expresses a completely unique package of gifts. Just like the super heroes we’ve heard about, we all have an ability that is powerful and exclusive to us. It’s easy to identify amazing musical talents, or artistic skills that enhance and beautify the world around us. But there are lots of other gifts that aren’t as obvious, but still impressive and incredible. Maybe we’re extremely patient, or have the ability to understand others easily, or perhaps we’re emotionally strong and stable, and able to endure more than others. We might be very wise and insightful, or ambitious and intelligent. The scope of capabilities and capacities is unlimited. We all have something special but nobody can tell us what our super power is. We must uncover and discover it ourselves. Everyone gets something special and nobody is exempt. We all have something unique and powerful within us, and once we identify what our particular personal gifts are, we can use them to move ourselves forward and help those around us. The world is filled with billions of people and no two are exactly the same. Each person brings something different and individual that embellishes everything around them. Using the talents and powers we’ve been given to compliment and strengthen those around us will bring us great satisfaction and personal joy. We are an asset to the world and when we share our gifts with others, everyone benefits. The whole world is better because we are here. We are powerful and capable of bringing light to every situation.

When we see the profound abilities others possess, we may feel we are lacking. People may do impressive things that bring great attention and honor, and when they excel and we don’t share their particular talents, we may shrink and think we have nothing to offer. Every single person changes the world in some way. We don’t have to be loud and obvious to be effective in creating a positive change. The gifts we have are remarkable and make us who we are. We can be confident that our very presence compliments and enriches the world around us.

Most of us will never be famous, or Olympic stars, or invent something that changes the whole world. Our lives may seem ordinary and plain when compared to those who do amazing and incredible feats of daring or intellect. However, every single life is important and essential to our entire creation. Every day we have the chance to do something that helps someone else or makes things easier or better for those around us. We have great gifts to offer, and with each step we take and each decision we make, we can bring great joy and happiness to ourselves and everyone around us.

Today if you feel small and that your contribution means little, remember there has never been, and never will be anyone else exactly like you. You are unique and precious. When you share your gifts with us, we all benefit. Be confident. You are changing the world for good, and we are all blessed because you are here.

Gathering Light

4 Apr

We have all kinds of opportunities to influence others throughout our lives.  We can be an example of kindness, charity, and love, or something else.  We can do anything we like, but we can’t share something we don’t have.  If we want to share goodness and light, we first have to attain those things for ourselves.  We are born innocent and without guile, but life brings hardship and disappointment, as well as blessings, and as we grow we change.  Although we’re taught as children to play fair, we learn quickly that life sometimes isn’t fair with us.  Those experiences can harden us and turn our innocent trust into suspicion and doubt.  But there is light all around us and we can obtain it to help us become the people we really want to be.  Every time we help someone else, we gain a little light.  Every time we comfort, we gather a little more.  With each selfless act we accumulate tiny rays of light and they become ours.  It’s like a snowball rolling down a hill.  It starts small but as it rolls forth it picks up more and more snow until at the end it’s far larger than when it began.  We gather light as we live valiantly and courageously.  And when we do our blessings increase, and our influence on the world magnifies.

It’s impossible to live on earth and not impact others.  No matter what we think our influence is, sometimes it’s more prevalent than we imagine.  People watch us.  They see our choices, they see what we say, and they see how we behave.  If we are noble and kind, they may emulate us.  And if we are hurtful and mean, they may avoid us.  We don’t live in a vacuum and even when we think nobody is watching, odds are someone is noticing.  Whether we mean to or not, whatever we do we are sharing with those around us.  There is enough wickedness, abuse, betrayal, and hurt in the world already, and we don’t need to add more.  But if we do, it makes us part of the pain we all endure.  It’s far better for us to choose something higher and nobler.  We can choose to be kind, caring, thoughtful, and respectful.  We can help and listen, and be a voice of comfort.

We will never reach a point in our lives where we have enough kindness, enough charity, or enough patience.  We will never have so much light we don’t need to reach for more.  There will always be room for growth.  Dark trials come to all of us and when we feel hopeless and lost, we pray and hope for light.  We yearn for someone to help us and comfort us.  It is far better to become a beacon to others than to ignore their pain and leave nothing behind.  As we become the very best we can be, we can be a bright star in the darkness.  We can be there and bring comfort because we care.  We can be a positive influence in this life.  And when we are, we can change the world.

Today there will be ways for you to help, or listen, or comfort.  Offer a kind word or a helping hand.  You will gather light and as you do those around you will be lifted because you care.  There is light all around you.  Find it.  Gather it and let it shine.  Be an example for good.  The world will be a better place because you did.

Learning to Fly

30 Sep

There is so much we can experience in this life.  We try different things and learn a lot as we go along.  Sometimes there are things we dream of doing, things we want to do but aren’t sure we can manage.  We may be afraid we won’t succeed, or it’s frightening to begin.  We may dream about doing those things for a long time and because we’re unsure we may not try.  But we can accomplish far more than we believe we can.  We are capable of managing great changes, and we can master new things if we want to.  While some things may elude us, we can accomplish just about anything.  But it takes courage to begin.  The first step is the hardest when we’re hesitant.  We have to venture into uncharted territory, take action seemingly in the dark, and proceed with confidence even when we’re unsure.

Baby birds are very tiny and extremely fragile.  They begin their lives safely tucked in a nest that keeps them secure and they have a mother who protects them, feeds them, and watches over them.  But eventually they must stand on the precipice of the nest and make their first attempt at flight.  They can’t stay in the safety of the nest forever, and they must jump.  They have to push off the sturdy edge of the nest, and leap into the air with nothing to support them but their wings – wings they have never used.  Although it’s instinctual, and they are compelled to move forward, it must be with some trepidation that they jump.  It’s the same with us.  We get comfortable in our lives and our routines, and if we want to try something new we have to take the first step.  We have to take the leap of faith and believe we can do it, and we have to jump.

It’s easy to go through life doing the same, comfortable things.  It’s easy to make our lives predictable and simple.  It’s reassuring when are days are constant, and we can, if we choose, keep things in the same order all the time.  But if we really want to experience all this life has to offer, we need to take some risks, and try new things.  We don’t have to put ourselves in danger, but we can stretch to learn something new, something that takes us out of our comfort zone and gives us a new and refreshing perspective.  Often when we chance it and push ourselves into situations and experiences that are new and exciting, we start out tremulous and unsure.  But soon we find we are capable of managing the experience and when we’re on the other side having succeeded, we’ll be amazed and thrilled at what we’ve done.  We overcame the fear and accomplished something we didn’t think we could.  It’s extremely rewarding and helps us understand that just like those baby birds, we can jump, and we can learn to fly.

Today if you’re thinking about trying something new, something you want to do but aren’t sure of, go ahead and jump.  Take the first step.  Be brave.  You can do anything you want.  You can accomplish all your dreams.  There isn’t anything that’s too scary or too difficult for you.  Today is the day to open that door, and push into something new.  You’ll be amazed at what you’ll accomplish.  You’re a rock star.  Go for the gold!