Gifts are Meant to be Unwrapped

By Samantha McKenzie

“All worthwhile men have good thoughts, good ideas and good intentions – but precious few of them ever translate those into action.” – John Hancock Field

Gifts are meant to be unwrapped. They bring joy and excitement to the giver and the receiver.

blur-blurred-bokeh-1028723But what about your own gifts? You know, the ones that often lie dormant inside of you. Do you use them? Or do you keep them hidden away? It’s time you open yourself up and share your gifts with others.  I’m talking about your very own gift: the one that you were born with. This is the special gift that was placed there by your maker and nurtured by your experiences. The gift that got shaped over time. This special gift that the world is seriously in need of.

Go ahead, open it up.

It’s that part of you that sits in your belly and has been fighting to come out for what seems like forever. It’s the gift that you have known about for years, but have kept it a secret.

It’s the gift the old people in the church used to tell your mother about. The gift your third grade teacher mentioned to you over and over again. The one your coach pointed out. Your best friend repeated. The one you’ve been ignoring.

That special gift of yours.

114aabe4431becb93f99d9eaa9540cafFunny thing about gifts, they keep you up at night, tugging at you to take action. They even creep into your dreams so you won’t forget.

So decide today to set it free.

Your gift is usually the thing you are really good at. It may come natural to you. Go back in time for a moment. It’s the one thing you’ve gotten compliments about your entire life. Some people are gifted designers. They can walk into an empty room and see exactly how it should be furnished and decorated. They have an eye for beauty. Some people have a knack for building things. They can see the finished product before they pick up the first piece of wood. I’ve met people whose gifts lie in their visions, in their touch, or through their insight.

Whatever your gift is, I hope that you are using it. I hope you recognize its uniqueness and how special you are for having it. I hope you are courageous with your special gift and become relentless about giving it away. I mean, what else are we here for? I hope too, at the very least that you do us all the honor and…

Unwrap your special treasures. 

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