One morning recently, during our daily reading and study as a family, we talked to our children about recognizing and realizing the gifts they have been given. Not the physical gifts, mind you…we were asking them to figure out what gifts they have been given naturally or that need to be recognized and developed to come to greater fruition to help them and others throughout this journey we call life.
Now that I’m blogging, I am reminded of a book entitled The Twelve Gifts of Birth, which my mother found when I was a teenager and read to me then. I haven’t read it often to my children, but I would like for them to realize the concept.
I find that when I am looking to recognize my gifts that I also work to recognize the gifts in others…which produces positivity and happiness within me and love for those around me as I see them in a new light. I see within them the potential for greatness.
What gifts have you been given? And what are you doing to develop those gifts more fully?
I’ve given my children the assignment to ponder over the coming days with the goal to reconvene to discuss our findings…and my husband and I are working on the challenge with them. Will you join us? We can adopt each other as family for the week and think of what talents, gifts, and light we have been given…and seek inspiration on what we can do to magnify these gifts in our lives. 🙂 I’m interested to see what we discover about ourselves and others in the process!