Last night at dinner, I was thanking my husband for his loving attention all day on Mother’s Day. He was amazing, really honoring me in a lovely way throughout the day.
He thanked me for being a great Mom, instilling our three boys with great heart energy. My response was, “it’s no big deal. Doesn’t every Mom do that?” I did not see that as a particularly outstanding thing to do since I always assumed every Mom does that.
We started talking about how so many of us take our gifts for granted. For example, he told me again how thankful he was that I had instilled so much of that heart energy into our sons as he had been so focused on providing for us that he felt he hadn’t had either the time or the awareness to contribute that to the family at the time. I told him he had an amazing ability to negotiate, to lead, to bring people together, to manifest…well, it went on, but what we remarked about is that when we have a God given gift, we often take if for granted while others are amazed at it. If you are an artist and create paintings or quilts or books or pottery etc, you might not see it as a gift but rather just a part of you. But me, who is all thumbs, would see it as an amazing gift, just as I see my husband’s ability with numbers and people as totally fabulous! He sees my ability to have compassion and true heart energy as unusual and unique. I have always assumed everyone had that.
My point is, I personally had a wake up call and am going to honor myself more for the gifts I embody and will give more thanks in my prayers for those gifts that were given to me with such grace. I will honor my gifts by sharing them freely with others. I will honor myself by celebrating the uniqueness that is me. What are YOUR unique gifts? And how do you celebrate them?