lessons from my daughter

Last week, mother nature dropped about 18 inches of snow across Chicagoland. My daughter and I were in the house for two days entertaining each other. Since Sunday was the super bowl, I decided to make some finger foods to snack on throughout the game. My daughter loves to help in any way that she can. 

She helped me chop tomatoes and cut up cilantro before mixing everything. As she was mashing all the ingredients for the guacamole, she turns to me and says, "I'm Chef Simone!" I chuckled and thanked her for being such a great chef.

About 30 minutes later, we were involved in another activity and she was putting a band-aid on my finger and says, "I'm Dr. Simone!" Again, I chuckled.

I loved how strong her declaration was for each activity she was conducting. She was serious and took her task at hand to heart.

Over the next 24 hour period, she would declare herself to be...

an artist, an engineer, a driver and a musician!

I thought about how as adults, we limit ourselves to what we can do. We set our sights for that one thing and then we are disappointed when it fails. We sometimes forget to prepare ourselves to live out the other passions that we have in life.

We were born to have multiple interests.

I would not recommend doing them all at once. I do believe in the saying, "jack of all trades, master of none." However, I am learning that each of those interest have a season for which they should come forth.

I want to encourage you to take time to explore your hidden talents and interests. Take the interior design, the creative writing or the cooking class. You are meant to share your gifts with the world.

Don't keep us waiting.

What hidden interest will you explore today?