I am in awe of beautiful performances and I've seen many but was wowed to tears as I watched Kim Yu-na compete in the Olympics in figure skating. One of the sportscasters said, "She has a gift, it's engrained in her, a natural born talent." I couldn't have said it better. There are athletes, dancers, artists, singers, firemen and firewomen, nurses, doctors, engineers, actors and more...that have to be taught to be as good as they are but then there are those that are gifted and talented beyond any explanation. Kim Yu-Na falls into this category.
Not only was she raised in poverty but with the money that she has earned from sponsors, donated over $100,00.00 to Unicef. So, combine that with a natural gift and a giving heart, she is one awesome young lady.
I believe that everyone is born with a gift. Some are obvious and then, others are often thrust upon us to discover when we least expect it. What we do with that gift is totally up to us.
TV Boo was three years old when I decided to try her in gymnastics. She was bashful, always hugging onto my leg when I walked. Her sister on the other hand, was a ham, naturally born with the gift to entertain and act and that was the direction we put her in, acting. I waited to see what TV Boo was gifted to do. The very first day at a gymnastics training center, she wowed everyone, at three years old and did a cartwheel on a four foot beam...coaches not expecting it. She was only supposed to walk across but she decided that there was more to it than just walking it.
She leaped, flipped, tucked and split on the beam and floor and vault and bars. It was her natural born talent that kept her fear at bay. At home, without realizing it, she would walk on her hands from her room to the kitchen and then back.
The very first competition, she scored 5 gold medals and she took it all so very lightly. It meant nothing to her unless she was having fun.
Are you using your natural born gifts? Do you know what they are? If not, why aren't you using them? I used to remind TV Boo that if you don't use your gifts you will lose your gifts.
So, use your gift(s). Someone needs to be gifted by you.
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