Accepting & Embracing Our Gifts
“The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’ On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor.
….If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”
Last month we celebrated and honored the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. as well as Coretta Scott King. This month we celebrate & recognize the historical contributions of Black Americans within the United States. Throughout these first two months of this year, the messages of equality, non-violence, and love have resonated strongly with me. However two additional messages have also rung loud and clear…that of DIVERSITY, UNITY, and the importance of embracing our gifts.
In a society that may not frequently embrace the seemingly “small” things or recognize and cherish the non-dramatic, behind the scenes, day-to-day intricacies of life, it can be easy to forget that each one of us is blessed with a unique gift. It’s so tempting at times to jump on Facebook, LinkedIn, or some other internet website, and feel as though our lives are not up to par compared to others, and that we need to be continuously striving to change, change, change, or be better, better, better. However, the reality is that there is power in diversity and beauty in unity! The world needs your unique gifts (no matter how small or seemingly insignificant) just as much as it needs others, and others unique talents are no more important than yours. We are so much stronger TOGETHER than we will every be as individuals, and each one of us has an important gift & role to play…we should never discount that.
So as we wrap up this month of L-O-V-E, I hope you will NOT forget the person you see when look in the mirror each day. For me personally, learning to truly embrace and accept my unique gifts & talents has been a very important mental fitness strategy. Just as the brain cannot function without the heart, and the heart cannot function without the brain, every single one of us is important and each one of us DOES make a difference.
Building the Health of Communities…ONE Woman at a Time!