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Mid Week Musings 268
A mother camel and her baby were lying down, soaking up the sun.
The baby camel asked his mom,
“Why do we have these big bumps on our back?”
The mom stopped to think and said,
“We live in the desert where there is not much water available. Our humps store water to help us survive on long journeys.”
The baby camel thought for a moment, then asked…
“Well, why do we have long legs with rounded feet?”
His mother replied, “They are meant to help us walk through the sand.”
The baby considered this and asked a third question,
“Why are my eyelashes so long?”
The mother replied,
“Your long eyelashes offer you protection from sand when it blows in the wind.”
The baby camel reflected on his mother's wisdom.
Finally, the baby said,
“If we have all of these natural abilities to walk through the desert, what are we doing in the Zoo?”
We all have a range of talents and skills, but sometimes we never let them shine because we’re not in the right environment.
Do you recognise your talents?
What are you doing to use and develop them?
"Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner that works and brings it out."
- Marguerite Blessington.
Discovering your gold is about honest self-reflection.
Using it develops your talent but does require effort on your part.
“The secret of all greatness is to discover what you were born to do in life and then do it. You must find out your gifts and talents.”
― Sunday Adelaja,
A quote to take is back to the desert in a way…
“Like the sand of the earth, your gifts are countless, and some are stepping on theirs without knowing.”― Michael Bassey Johnson,