everyone else is taken."
- Oscar Wilde
I believe that every single person on this earth was born with their own set of gifts and talents.
Those gifts are yours and only you can claim them and develop them. You are as unique as your own fingerprint. There will never ever be another person like you. You are custom-designed.
You are they way you are because you are created for a specific purpose. Your own purpose here on earth. Therefore you should never want to be like anyone else. Be yourself. Be authentic. You are a one of a kind copy. Be proud of who you are and start developing your own gifts and talents.
Yes, you are equipped for everything that you need on your journey through life. For very obstacle that you will encounter you are already equipped to handle it. You are never expected to handle more than what you are already equipped for.
Obstacles will appear on your path. If you learn the lesson that is being presented to you, usually in a form of some kind of difficulty or obstacle, you will advance to the next level. If you don't get the lesson, guess what? That lesson will be presented to you a little later in a different form, and maybe even a little more difficult. And if you get it this time, you will move on to the next level of your journey.
These lessons or obstacle are never there to stop you. Only to strengthen you and make you grow. Especially your internal muscles are being shaped and your character is being developed. In the process you might have to let go of a few habits that are no longer serving you, and learn some new ones that will enable you to move on the next part of your journey.
Nothing that happens in your life is ever insignificant. It is all for your own benefits and also for the benefit of others around you. Don't bury your talents. Use them. Develop them and share them with others and the world. Don't hold back, the world needs what you got.
Some people might be looking for you and your gifts, right now. So don't hold back. What you have gone through in your life, will benefit someone else who is in the middle of going through what you have gone through already. Share your story.
Nothing is ever wasted, especially not your hurts and your pain. These experiences have shaped you into the human being that you have become. Sometimes your greatest talents and gifts are awakened and discovered out of your greatest pain.
Who could better help people recover from alcohol or drug abuse, than a person that has been through it themselves, and that are no sober and drug free.
Who can better help someone through domestic abuse and being able to see the light on the other side than someone who was strong enough to leave and abusive relationship themselves.
Who can better help someone deal with the death of a loved, than a person that as already gone through such an experience.
"Let your light shine so that others can see
their way out of the dark."
- Timber Hawkaye
Use your painful experiences to help others. Sometimes we might be ashamed of some of our hurtful experiences. We all regret things we did when we were younger. Remember this, that experience happen a long time ago. You are not the same person today that you were back then, and today you wouldn't do what you did back then. But sharing with someone else might help them through their painful experience that they are experiencing right now.
Bad things happen to all of us. No one is exempt from pain, hurt and sadness. It doesn't matter if you are old, young, male, female, your race and where you live in the world. We all have to go through painful experiences in life that will forever shape us. You are now stuck with this experience, but how are you going to handle it?
It's not what happens to you that matters. It's what you are going to do about it?
Always be yourself, share your story and be a lighthouse for someone else.