Share Your Gift

All this month, I’ve been making an effort to focus on what I am thankful for. And one of the things I am truly thankful for is the talent of others.

Maybe you’re a math maestro, or you love to paint, or when you play the guitar, you make other people want to get up and dance. Whatever your particular gift is, I hope you will share it with the world—even if what you do isn’t perfect. In fact, especially if what you do isn’t perfect—because perfect can be a little boring, and it’s actually pretty wonderful to watch someone’s gift grow and change and metamorphose into something beautiful and unique. No two butterflies are ever exactly alike, and no one else has the exact same gift that you have.

So I hope you will code, solve problems, invent things, teach others, sing, dance, write, and make other people laugh. Whatever it is that you love to do, share it with us.

Share your gift.

*You probably have more than one gift. I hope you’ll share them all.


I’ve made it a point each day this month to think about what I’m thankful for, and I just wanted to share some of the ones that are most important to me.

I’m thankful for family and friends and all of the lovely people I work with.

I’m thankful for a safe place to sleep at night and food in the refrigerator and warmth when it’s cold outside.

I’m thankful for beauty and laughter and kindness.

And I’m thankful for love.