What Are Your Talents?

As someone who in the last year has enjoyed exploring some interesting new areas — like blogging, and because of that, fiction writing and photography, I like what the following quote says:  

Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
~Kurt Vonnegut

I think God must enjoy seeing us test ourselves to discover which talents He has given us — and in what quantities!  And, my guess is He wants us to enjoy the process of the exploration, as the quote says, rather than withhold our enjoyment until we perceive we are “successful.”

May we all look for whatever talents we have been blessed with, and then look for ways to use them to glorify Him.  Now, that is success!

8 Responses to What Are Your Talents?

  1. Miz Booshay says:

    What a wonderful quote and ‘message’.
    Thank you for sharing it!

  2. Sandra says:

    Thank you, Miz Booshay. That quote really did speak to me in my “year of trying new things!”

  3. tz says:

    those are words to live by…I think we concentrate so much on the finished product we forget to enjoy the journey….

  4. Sandra says:

    tz — I guess we need to “stop and smell the roses.” btw, Hope you had a wonderful vacation. I enjoyed “seeing” it through your blog.

  5. Danielle says:

    Beautiful….thanks for sharing it !

  6. Sandra says:

    Danielle — I’ve just come from reading your comment on “There she goes; here she comes,” so when I read this post again, I thought of you and your nursing career. You are definitely taking a talent God has given you and using it. That HAS to be pleasing to Him, and surely He’ll bless you for doing such challenging work.

  7. I have been blessed with many talents, and I hope that I use them to glorify God. One of them is singing. Tonight, my daughter and I recorded ourselves singing a song we are practicing for our family reunion’s talent show this weekend. I’m not sure if you’ll be able to play it, but I think you will…check it out on my Cre8buzz page… http://www.cre8buzz.com/profiles/2433 Scroll down to Mrs.4444’s Podcasts. (Turn up your volume.) If you can’t hear it, I’ll email it to you, but I might need your email address again (since my laptop crashed!)

  8. Sandra says:

    HPKT — How wonderful! I will definitely check it out! And I know singing together will be one of the memories that both you and your daughter will always treasure. (DD and I do a similar “bonding” — it’s called “try to make the other one laugh until they wet their pants!” 🙂

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