Gifts; Those You Possess, Those You Give, and Those You Use


On this show…we are acquiring, unwrapping, giving, and using our gifts differently. You might hear the word gift and become anxious when you think of a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present. Let’s face it, some of us are not good gift givers. Or you might be thinking of this word with gratitude, possessing a natural ability or talent. You could be thinking of this word with action, like the verb to give (something) as a gift, especially formally or as a donation or bequest. Passing something to someone else. No matter what feeling it elicits or the vision you conjure, let’s take some time to dig a little deeper into gifts. Those we possess, those we give, and those we use. 

When I think about the gifts I’ve been given over my lifetime, I’m drawn to the moments, experiences, or art. I come from a family of artists and so each piece I possess is so much more than a gift I received at a certain event celebrating a time in my life. It’s an actual piece of them that they chose to give to me and now that piece lives here, we are all sharing this space together. I think about the time someone invested in me, teaching me, listening to me, and coaching me. Those gifts produce fruit in my life and help me give to someone else. So instead of a present I might have for a period of time, they gave me a gift that I can re-gift as I pass it on. 

I was curious about the difference between a gift and a present and found this at

Over at I found 7 Ways To Identify Your Unique Gifts and Contribute to the World

Dr. Carol Bruess enlights us with Do you know the 5 love languages? Here’s what they are — and how to use them found at

Richie Norton teaches us HOW TO RECEIVE A GIFT WITH GRACE found at

Leo Babauta shares The Six Greatest Gifts You Can Give Your Loved Ones found at 

CHALLENGE: don’t miss the many gifts in all the wrapping. Your gifts are unique to you and are something to be treasured, utilized, and passed on. Keep your hearts open to being the receiver as well.

I Know YOU Can Do It!