I once heard someone say, ‘No one is a stranger. They’re only friends I haven’t met yet.’ Call me an idealist, call me an optimist. Just don’t call me late for dinner! (Ok—I just had to say that). But seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who wasn’t loveable and talented. Unfortunately I have met far too many folks who didn’t know they were talented and loveable.
Everyone has a unique and valuable contribution to offer the world and it is our responsibility as citizens of the universe to gift the world with our talents. My debut novel, Light on Water, is about discovering your talents and presenting those particular talents to a world so eagerly awaiting them. It doesn't matter what your talent is—whether it’s playing guitar, growing prizewinning tomatoes, or becoming the best magician in your neighborhood. No particular type of talent is better or worse or more valuable than another, it’s just individual creative expression. This would be Evalyn's ( AKA: Ketchup Princess) favorite trick!
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I think talents sort of enter our lives unobtrusively… on tiptoe. I realized I was a writer when I was nine or ten. I would scribble my stories (with illustrations) in those black and white composition books. It wasn’t work – it was fun and time flew by.
So what is it that do you do that is creative and makes time fly by? So much the better if it makes you and others happy. How did you find your talent? Or did it find you?
Feel free to send photos! We all want to see your creative side!