My new ward here had an activity with the women where they each got to show off a talent that they had. I was planning on going, and hadnt quite nailed down what to bring for it. It made me reflect all week though on my talents.
This morning I had told Brad I wanted to make a bright and colorful quilt for the end of our bed to cheer up our all white bed. (I love white) He laughed and said, “okay!” This sent me into a crazy person laugh fest.. spiraling downward and out of control. Im not quite sure why it struck me as so funny. I was crying, couldnt breathe.. I mean I was laughing HARD. My thought process went through how the only other quilt I have ever made was one for Brad. He wrote me a song as a wedding gift and had asked me to either make him a quilt or paint him a picture. I made him a quilt and the next year painted him something. These are things that I cherish…. I. I. I. hahahah, oh boy here it comes again.
My next thoughts were, that if you have a REAL talent, others ask you to share it, you dont have to push it onto them. I then realized (in a humorous, not depressing way) that I have no talent that anyone really cares about! When I think of talent I think of specific things people are REALLY good at DOING.
Anyway, I dont really have anywhere I am GOING with this other than to share that I know I do have talents, and even though they are varied and not big, they are there and they make me, me. AND the best part is that I have no problem shoving a cookie in anyones face and saying, “I made this! And its SOO GOOD.” Or showing a bonnet and saying, “look! Isnt this adorable?!” I am not very humble, because people tend to find partial talents endearing, haha. Okay, Happy Friday! Go brag about a talent!