October 29

Reflection

Each of us, as we journey through life, has the opportunity to find and to give his or her unique gift. Whether this gift is quiet or small in the eyes of the world does not matter at all–not at all; it is through the finding and the giving that we may come to know the joy that lies at the center of both the dark times and the light.
Helen M. Luke

Prayer

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us,  let us use them.
Romans 12:6

Action

Consider the ways in which you are gifted. How are you using your gifts for the common good?

Suggested Reading

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
1 Peter 4:10 

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.
Luke 6:38

I most certainly believe that it is the gift of God that I am what I am.
Saint Patrick

God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving.
Pope Francis

There’s no greater gift than thinking that you had some impact on the world, for the better.
Gloria Steinem

Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.|
Leo Buscaglia

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
John Dewey

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage.
Sydney Smith

A community can use all the skills of its people.
Maori proverb

I don’t have an extraordinary degree of self-confidence, but I know the gift I have been given from God and I try to share it with as many people as possible.
Andrea Bocelli

We all have a gift; we all have a passion – it’s just about finding it and going into it. Being an asset to your family and community.
Angela Bassett

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
Margaret Mead

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.
Gilda Radner

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