I believe all God's children are born with certain talent(s). After years of observation, it appears to me that what we are attracted to is where our talents may be hidden. Our job is to pull them out by pursuing knowledge and expertise in these areas. Knowledge and expertise only come with years of dilligent hands on
I also believe if we, as human beings, wish to be happy in life, we need to find these talents and possess them with singleness of mind and heart!
Most of us will agree (at least in theory) that the pursuit of money as a means to happiness is a temporary fix. I personally believe, the rich pursuit of our unique God given talents will give us the ability to get up in the morning with an excited heart-eager to explore, learn and experience more about what we find is hidden within us. It is akin to each individuals own personal treasure hunt. We hunt to find and develop the treasure(s) that God has hidden inside of each one of us. I believe we are each born with one or more talents. I could have been a fashion designer, naturopathic doctor, professional dancer or silver smith. I chose to put my heart , soul and time into perfecting-Art Jewelry.
I began making beaded jewelry 35 years ago and began my metalsmithing career 28 years ago. Today, I own the Denver School of Metal Arts in Denver, Colorado, where myself and many other excellent instructors help students quickly excell in this beautiful art form. I also spend a lot of time "playing" in my metals shop developing new designs to sell and projects for school workshops.
It really is to our advantage to discover these hidden gifts/talents and pursue them with gusto , as this is a key to finding individual purpose, destiny and satisfaction in living life.
Art can be a kind of soul therapy and most everyone would benefit from having a creative outlet to be able to express themselves.
After doing this for over 28 years, I find this is the most exciting, rewarding and endlessly facinating life! (I highly recommend it!)