At times we fail to consider what these talents, gifts, or skills may be. We may dwell upon what we believe are our inadequacies. We periodically forget about our uniqueness in the world or what we might offer a world filled with more than seven billion people.

Ironically, we can get caught up in our negative self rather than realizing that our gift might be how to read to a child, how to smile at a stranger, how to greet someone by name, or how to lift someone’s spirit by opening a door for him.

Our individualism is our greatest strength, because no two individuals are the same and the opportunities that present themselves are as unique to our moment as we are to the world.

Often the simplest gifts are those that make the biggest difference—smiles, a walk, a ride to school, help with homework, a carefully packed lunch, help cleaning . . . Time.
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