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Gifts and The Gathered Thoughts Link Party

LoveFeast Table Gathered Thoughts Pack

My sweet friends, Chris Ann and Kristin over at the LoveFeast Table ask if I would like to be a hostess for their  Gathered Thoughts Party. It sounded like a great way to stretch myself to write something different, to challenge myself a bit.

How it works:

The bloggers joining in received a different card from the 365 Gathered Thoughts Box with a quote to inspire them to write a post, curate a pinterest board or post their thoughts on Facebook.

About the Gathered Thoughts Box:

The gathered thoughts box is a new product at the LoveFeast shop. I love the concept. It’s a beautiful box filled with 365 handmade cards with inspirational quotes, one for each day, I love this idea because often I need a little writing prompt. I love finding quotes that bring a spark of inspiration for my day and this box is full of them!  I think the box would be a great dining table piece, perfect to spark conversations at dinner parties and even to add new conversation to your family dinner times.

My Gathered Thoughts Card:

The LoveFeast girls send me a small pack of cards and I chose one to use as a writing prompt for their Gathered Thoughts Party…

Gathered Thoughts Card

 

Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere.
Self-pity gets you nowhere.
One must have the adventurous daring to
accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities
and undertake the most interesting game in the world
making the most of one’s best.

 

My Thoughts:

I was able to choose from a handful of cards and this is the card I chose. It’s so encouraging to me, especially for a perfectionist to realize that “Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere”  Isn’t that the truth?

I believe that we all have gifts.  Special talents, skills, and strenghts that we are especially good at.  These gifts could be something like the gift of hospitality – someone with this gift might enjoy blessing others with their home through entertaining, food, lodging and fellowship. You might love to entertain, bring meals to friends who are sick or open up your home to overnight guests.

No one person can be great at everything, and I know I am guilty of trying.  The time I’ve spent trying to master a skill, hone a talent or learn a new ability could have been better spent on using my strong gifts to bless others.  I think to myself, ” I could do that if I tried.” even when I know that I would not enjoy or do the task well.  Rebellion against my handicap gets me nowhere! When I fail I fall miserably into self-pity mode and I think we can all agree that self-pity gets us nowhere, it stops us in our tracks and we mope, sulk, and can become unable to accomplish anything good. It’s sure hard to bless someone else when our pity party has us focusing only on ourself!

We need to be reminded that we each are a bundle of possibilities.  Just waiting to bloom!  We need to each recognize the gifts that we already have and make the most of them!

Leave a Comment:

What are your gifts? How can you use them this week to really be a blessing? If you work, how can you use your special gifts at work to really shine?  Leave your thoughts in the form below.

 

Stop over to the LoveFeast Table and enjoy many other Gathered Thoughts Posts:

 

 

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  • the Blah Blah Blahger
    March 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I love the idea that I am a “bundle of possibilities!” Can’t wait to discover them all!

  • LoveFeast Table
    March 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    You are so right, that rebelling against our handicaps get us nowhere…that’s why we have learned to embrace our bundle of possibilities and “outsource” our weaknesses! lol! We are so thankful for you!
    ~Chris Ann & Kristin

  • Samantha
    March 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    What a great quote & blog!

    Love this posting! Have a blessed day!

    ~Samantha
    http://www.thepeanutsgang.com/2012/03/gathered-thoughts-party.html

  • Soras
    March 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I love these kind of motivational quotes, they are great, I just wish I could follow their advice and actually apply myself!

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