Finding Your Gift

Someone asked me the other day how I knew that telling my story through writing and blogging was my purpose. After recapping my Dealing to Healing story on my blog website, I told them this story. About 10 years ago or so, shortly after Pinterest was born, I would get on Pinterest, and instead of looking at recipes, clothes, things that most women pin (and I do some), I would look at quotes. I fell in love with quotes because they soothed me and they healed my soul. I would pick out about 20 quotes a week and send them to one of my narcissists.

I’ve been drawn to quotes and lyrics since I was about 10 years old. After my parents divorced, I would sit in the hallway by our bookcases and read the encyclopedia. I wanted to know things about the world so I was fascinated by looking at cities like San Francisco and countries like France. I studied Monte Carlo like I was planning a trip there. Yes! It’s on my bucket list. I also read my bible books a lot. But more than anything the quotes and lyrics were my favorite. I would also play my record player and write the lyrics down before there were lyrics on albums. For those scratching their head right now, no there was no internet when I was a child. And after my mom passed in 2019, writing was cathartic and my hashtag Sunday Sermon was the only thing I had that I looked forward to writing and doing. It was pure therapy!

I believe what we are drawn to and what we love to do is our gift to utilize to not only heal ourselves but to help others. I don’t care what you love to do, clean, sing, sew, dig in the dirt, write, cook, paint, do hair/makeup, golf, or whatever, find a way for it to heal you and find a way to help others. I believe that our God-given talents are not just for us but for us to share with the world. I hope you follow the things that you are silently drawn to, have the courage to do them, even if you’re not a master, and heal yourself while you share it with the world.

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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