Nadine’s Free Advice Friday ~ 07/20/18
It’s FREE! As in No Charge. Nada. Doesn’t cost you one single thing. As head Queen of the Trailer Park and the Self-Appointed Life Coach to many, this is just another service I provide. Remember yesterday’s? …Embarrassing my kids and Grandkids.
So this week’s Free Advice is this: USE YOUR GIFTS! 🎁
Simple enough. Embrace your uniqueness and your marvelous ability to dazzle the world with your talents. Or your bullshit. Whatever…because your talents are a gift to you from God and the Universe; and they, like all gifts, were NOT bestowed upon you to hoard for yourself like a fat kid hoards Twinkies! They were explicitly given to you to use for the good of others.
Essentially, your gifts are your super powers.
And here is the rest of the advice…You better use them lest they be taken away from you for misuse or disuse.
And stop whining you didn’t get to choose them. (rolls eyes)
Here’s the good news. You can hone them and tweak them and make them your own. In fact! God, the Universe and I encourage you to do so.
Maybe your gift is cooking for the masses like my Uncle Hooter-Bob? Or my sweet Aunt Cuisine? Or my sister Grenadine? So then Cook dammit! You just get in there and make your magic in the kitchen or out on the grill! And then give that food away to people around you! You may want that triple chocolate cake. But you probably don’t need to eat all of it. #NotFatShaming Share the love. You feel me?
Maybe your gift is the creative arts. You sing baby? Can you sing like my baby sisters Kerosene and Grenadine? Then sing. Sing at church. Sing in a local choir. Join a women’s/men’s group as they are everywhere! You can act? Ok…go join the local Community Theater or volunteer at the High School. You can dance? Oh heck yeah! Go find a place where you can entertain or teach others your skill. And if you are a Triple Threat, like my sweet little Dramamine, then definitely get up off of your assets and go do you Boo! Or maybe you write? Or you should write? What does Uncle Chuckie always say? “Writers gotta Write!” @ChuckWendig @TerribleMinds.com. The world is craving your talents. It can’t live without them.
Maybe you are like Jose’ and can contact a Satellite with a colander, a potato masher and a car battery? Great! Go do that technical thing that makes you and other people happy.
Maybe you’re a Mom? A Dad? A Cook? An Organizer? A Coach? A Teacher? A Nurse? A Granny? A Tinker? A Tailor? A Soldier? A Spy? I don’t know. But you do. So figure it out.
Because this life is too dang short. And your skills and talents are valuable in ways more than the dollar. It is the ‘Why?’ we are here. You keep wondering why we are here? It IS THE “Why?”.
Make a plan for this coming week. Do that thing that you can do a little each and every day. Because if tomorrow never comes at least you can rest your head tonight knowing you did your best thing today. What are you waiting for?!
Your VERY Best friend in the whole wide world 🌎☮️❤️🚋