A Stone Soup of Talents

This part of being a writer used to be really awkward for me – the self-promotion part – but I’ve reached a place where… it’s okay, you know? I think there’s actually more ego in refusing to share your gifts than there is in sharing them. I’d like to encourage all my friends to stop hoarding their gifts – stop refusing to share your talents – and share, share, share… wouldn’t the world be a beautiful place if we all made a “stone soup” out of whatever talents we have to add to the pot? 

And on that note 🙂 , here’s my Amazon author page.

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Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 5

 

Just who do you think you are?!

Just Who Do You Think You Are?

You need not wait for approval, my friend
You need not wait to practice zen
You need not wait to sing and soar
You need not wait – not one second more!
You need no one’s permission to be who you are,
to express and reflect and travel far.
If you want to write and publish a book
or cook up the recipes of a cordon bleu cook
If you want to dance or hop or run
don’t wait for permission – just get ‘er done.
You don’t need permission to love one another –
to be a partner, or friend, or sister or brother.
No, you need no approval to your life live.
You were MADE to express your you-ness,
and your talents to give.
– Karen Molenaar Terrell

be who you are

photo by Karen Molenaar Terrell