Cross posted at Touchstones:
Today I received one of the greatest gifts of my life. My daughter, Colleen, who is 20 years old and a student at Rutgers University, has discovered one of her gifts and let her voice come forth. She has never had a voice lesson and she has never really shared her singing with us. Her older sister, Kate, sent me a link to music which she was quietly publishing on the Internet
left: Collleen right: Kate
How grateful I am to see my child manifest a gift that is hers, uniquely.
My father is undergoing heart surgery today and this is a link to a song that Colleen dedicates to him.
Here is more of Colleen’s music.
Each of us has a gift or gifts which live deeply within us. More often then not, we don’t honor them. One of my gifts is that of words, and most of my life I ignored it. I didn’t think it was a way to make a living. I didn’t think I was good enough. I minimized its importance.
Whether you can earn a living with your gift, or where you stack up against others doesn’t really matter, does it?
A gift is our deepest self manifesting itself in the world. When we use our gifts we are truly alive and present. It is joyous to do so. It is joyous to witness others.
Let us celebrate the beauty that lives in each of us.
in gratefulness, abundance, and peace,