by: Staci Stallings
We’ve been discussing how Holy Spirit friends are those who are the best at bringing out the best in you. They see your talents and give you encouragement to use those talents for the betterment of the world.
A few posts ago I spoke about being willing to be bad at things because the only way to get good at it is to jump in there and do it. Well, I noticed a story on Facebook the other day that blends these two concepts so perfectly, I had to share.
First off, I want to give parents especially a heads-up about this one. If you’ve got kids, pay attention to this mom who recognized something her daughter was talented in and didn’t let little things like having no real innate talent in that particular arena stop her. She instead, started where she was, used what she had, maximized that state and started over!
Come to think of it, this post is the embodiment of a lot of the things I talk about here.
Go here to look at this little girl’s amazing talent and then come back for some of my thoughts:
First off, some of my fav dresses.
I love the first yellow one and the stripped multicolor one. The checkered green one, the Mini-Mouse, and the red one from the Golden Globes are AMAZING!
Now I have sewn for a lot of years, and that you can do these creations with paper just fascinates me to no end. I always remember the mom of one of my classmates telling her if she wanted curtains to get out the glue gun and get after it. (Classmate couldn’t sew.)
I think this is just awesome! The eye and the talent are so clear here with this little girl. And I absolutely LOVE the sentence about her finding out that there are whole shows about dresses and how she almost hyperventilated.
That, I think, so accurately describes what happens when you jump into the world you were destined to inhabit… the excitement is just overwhelming.
For me, that world was writing and watching people fall in love.
I wonder what it is for you, your kids and your friends. If I asked, could you tell me?
What brings out your best and the best of those around you?