Everyone is talented – it’s natural to us.
Watching my 2 ½ year old granddaughter over the course of the last week has reminded me of that. I’ll see another expression of it this weekend at my grandson’s 5th birthday party – all about dragons! And even in the curious eyes of his 4 month old sister – her expressions are just waiting to blossom.
As the parent of 4 children, I think I knew that at one time – but the youngest is now 20, and those kinds of memories tend to fade…
It took the exuberance of my granddaughter and a special focus on children at my church last Sunday to remind me of the truth in the title above.
The reality is that everyone is talented. It’s very evident in watching and listening as a young child learns to talk. Language is a creative tool from the first words we speak to mastering the art of storytelling.
Then there’s the fridge art, the bathtub crayons, and the sidewalk chalk masterpieces – all reminding us of the evidence of emerging ability.
Talent isn’t just the ability to paint a portrait, compose a symphony, or sculpt a statue – it’ about the possible.
A creative mind is always working.
Where and how it gets expressed is your choice.
A new world is waiting for your creative mind and talent, so make a choice: Focus on the abilities that come naturally to you and make things possible.
part of a series of ideas to shape and tone your creative muscles
Inspired and adapted from The Imagineering Workout