The unique gifts and talents each of us contribute to the world add dimension and color to the rich tapestry we call life.
~ Janet S. Dickens
All of us have unique talents and gifts. Believing this fully is difficult at times; for some of us, most of the time. But it is true. What each of us can contribute to the world is unlike every other contribution. Each talent is slightly different from every other talent. And they are all needed. We are all needed.
Creativity — any kind — writing, photography, cooking, child care, weaving, managing, woodworking — nourishes the self that feels isolated and worthless. And as the self is nourished, it grows; it recovers.
Recovery means changing our lifestyle. It means reaching out to others and being there for one another. It means rejoining the human race by giving of ourselves. Our talents are the gifts the human race awaits — needs, in fact. Do we know our talents?
Source (modified): Each Day a New Beginning | Hazelden Meditations