This I Believe

Sally - Nederland, Colorado
Entered on February 12, 2007
Age Group: 30 - 50
Themes: creativity

I believe everyone has a natural gift of some kind. It is my idea that all people are talanted at one thing or another. Myself, I am an artist. I have been able to draw pictures very lifelike naturally since I was a child. Once I studied art in college, I easily got A’s in my studio classes. I would accept any challenge, and find an answer. I’m not bragging, just using myself as an example.

People see my art and say “I wish I could draw, I’m no good at that”. That’s when I look for their gift. Some have the “gift of gab”. Some can bend their elbows backwards. I know a boy who can hear a song and play it back on piano beautifully, but can not read a note of music. There are people who listen, who can whistle, dance, think, make love, write poetry, tell stories, build a fire, fix a computer, find things, solve problems, break things, lose things, anything someone effortlessly does well is their gift.

I believe no one culture is better than an other, some people just have “knack” for things. I believe anyone can do anything they set their mind to,but I know from experience, I do not have a “knack” for math!