One rarely accomplishes anything worthwhile by hiding in a crowd. If we aren’t sticking out then we are hiding the gifts that we could be giving to the world.
We all have something to share and sometime ago I decided that I was no longer willing to keep hiding mine, and who and what I am.
I used to fear rejection, but I came to realize that for every gift (no matter what it is or who is offering them) there will be some who will appreciate it and some who won’t.
Hiding or sharing my gifts won’t change that.
Hiding them just says I’m ashamed of them and of myself, and fear what others will think about my gifts.
Sharing them says I’m proud of who I am, and of the gifts I have to offer to those who will enjoy them. I like this way of being and am never going back to the person who was afraid to share my gifts.
It is my hope that those of us who share our messages and gifts may be able to inspire much younger people–and those of all ages, races, cultures, and genders–to find and share their gifts and to be proud of them.