Gifts, Talents, and Sharing

I love laughing and the joy that emulates from others who enjoy using their talents to make the world laugh. Since my husband and I are the You Tubing champs of our neighborhood, you can bet that we're spending our Friday nights looking up the latest antics of our favorite comedians including Russell Peters, Kevin Hart, and Aries Spears, just to name a few.

A few months ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to see another one of our all-time favorites, Anjelah Johnson. She hails from the Bay Area like we do *fist bump* and is living proof that us little petite girls can shake up the world in big ways. *fist bump again*

I follow her feed on Facebook and in light of the recent passing of Maya Angelou, Anjelah Johnson recently posted this up and it served as an awesome reminder to me to not keep a gift in it's box, but take it out, use it to the fullest, and share it with the world. Without layers of inhibition, without paralyzing fear, but with trust, joy, and gratitude to the One who blessed you with it.

Happy Friday, folks!

My sister Veronica posted this today. I thought it was perfectly said...
In light of the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou I want to share something I shared with my cousin…
This woman had an extraordinary gift, and she used her gift to it's fullest potential and touched many around the world. So profound! God has placed in each one of us a gift or many gifts. Our gifts may or may not be writing poems, they may or may not be writing books, but you have a talent you have a gift. Imagine if you used your talent to the fullest?? How great would that be?!?!?!
“Talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it.” - Maya Angelou
"I believe that every person is born with talent." - Maya Angelou
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." James 1:17 ESV
"Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith." Romans 12:6