That Alive Gift

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Live that alive gift and turn it toward others.

Do you know which one I mean? The skill, the aptitude, the particular talent that comes so easily to you that you even forget sometimes it’s something significant to offer?

Yes, live that. Live that very gift, the one that makes you come alive.


we need it.

we need you.

we need you come alive.

There’s a quote I share with people  a lot. I’ve posted it here before. It’s from Howard Thuman, author, theologian, civil rights leader, and mentor of Martin Luther King Jr.

He said,

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

We need that in you.

Yesterday, I got to watch someone live their alive gift. It wasn’t a performance or any special kind of event. It was just watching a person do what comes so naturally. This person has studied and practiced skills quite a bit but has also internalized them with an energy that exudes aliveness.

It made me wonder if he was aware how much joyful energy he was giving us. What a gift that is!

One person’s aliveness can often support and launch the aliveness of others.

That’s why we need your gift. Yes, the one that comes so easily. Even the one you might forget about if people asked you to get involved in a needed cause.

Turn that alive gift in the direction of others, and you’ll give life to the whole.

Renee Roederer

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