Talent

I have always been somewhat in awe of other person’s talents.  I am fascinated by the great artist who can produce beautiful melodies from a musical instrument.  I am equally impressed by the man or woman who paints a magnificent landscape or portrait. Over the years I have come to know and appreciate other talents.  Most of us have a talent of one sort or another, and a few of us have been gifted with a plethora of natural abilities.

There are some people who appear to be born athletes. They have the physique, speed, and hand-eye coordination that will enable them to excel in sports. There are others who have the intellectual curiosity and cognitive ability to become mathematicians, physicists, or academicians. Plumbers, electricians, carpenters and various tradesmen also have their talents, and they often ply their trades with great skill.

Having an innate talent or skill does not mean that you will excel in that field.  True success requires dedication and hard work along with that inborn ability.

I am well aware of my own limitations when it comes to talent.  I do not play a musical instrument, I cannot draw or paint, I am so-so in athletics, and I am clumsy with my hands. Out of my deficiency, I have come to truly honor and appreciate those who have abilities that I do not possess.  

We need all of you talented people.  Let us respect each other and work together to build a better society.

One final note.  God gave you your physical and mental attributes.  If you are smart and good looking, thank the good Lord for your fortune and do not look down upon those less gifted. The same is true of your other talents. You did nothing to earn these inborn abilities, and whatever your talents may be, use them well and wisely.     

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