Every year in the Fall Tyler and his co-workers visit a local school and do chalk art all over their play ground. This year Tyler asked if I would like to go and document the festivities. Everyone arrived on Friday morning, sipped coffee, ate doughnuts and chatted about work. I ate the doughnuts and cracked jokes that I totally worked with them.
After doughnuts and coffee everyone headed out on the black top and started drawing. I had a few people ask if I was going to draw, I laughed and told them my camera was my canvas. This was Tyler's fourth year so he filled me in on his system. Tyler does his best to draw character's all over the black top. He keeps the characters simple so that that kids can color them in or draw on them as well. Once the artists have finished their drawings all the kids come out, run around like crazy and scream for sheer joy because they are so excited.
I love watching artists draw because I feel like they give so selflessly of their talents. They so graciously give their gifts to others. I was so inpsired at how they give their gifts to others that it got me thinking, "how can we give our gifts to others."
I think we all have gifts that are so unique and special to us.
5 WAYS TO SHARE YOUR GIFTS WITH OTHERS
1.) Are you a baker? Or do you like making goodies?
I've never considered my self an awesome baker but I can whip together some pretty tasty treats. Share that gift with others and bake them something super yummy.
2.) Are you good with words?
Write someone an encouraging note. Wrap them up in love with words and encourage them in the little and big things.
3.) Do you love visiting with people?
Sometimes I think that just spending time with someone and chatting with them is such a sweet gift shared. I know it means a lot to me when I'm able to simply share with a friend.
4.) Are you awesome at organizing?
Cool, me too. Share that gift with a friend in need. Help them organize their office or whatever else they may need. Share with them an organizational printable
5.) Are you great at running and fitness? Do you have a green thumb? Are you a killer cook?
Whatever your gifts are you have the opportunity to share them, to love on others, to brighten their day.
Sharing our gifts with others is such a sweet experience and no matter what your gifts are you can use them to enrich the life of another. Sharing our gifts allows us to give of ourselves and builds a loving and encouraging community. What are ways that you can share your gifts with others? xo. Samantha