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The World Needs Your Gifts Right Now

By on Dec 20, 2010

Work while you have light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. – Henri Frederick Amiel

The world needs your gifts right now.

The Haiti earthquake; an African water crisis; the persisting Afghanistan War; an oil well explosion; the Pakistan floods; North Korea attacking South Korea; and the ongoing recession contributed to a difficult year.

But the world isn’t beyond repair; it just needs some gentle healing, a touch of grace and your beautiful gifts.

Our world can be whatever we decide to make it.

While we can’t stop earthquakes or floods, we can combine the gifts we have to influence others to make better decisions. We can use our gifts to show kindness, extend peace and help others choose love instead of fear. We can use our gifts to make our brothers and sisters comfortable and to feel as worthy as anyone else.

A new year and a new choice

With 2011 only days away, we have a choice.

We can choose to live in our own little world or we can choose to lift our heads and take care of bigger pieces of our world – pieces we can touch, influence and nurture with the gifts we have been given.

Naive thinking?


But I know this: If we choose to perform positive, thoughtful actions each day the world has a chance for the beautiful redemption it deserves.

Will you join me?

Will you stand by me and choose love?

Will you say, “Yes” to kindness?

Will you use your voice, your words, your time, talent and treasure to make a difference?

Will you write a song, start a blog, promote a cause, or donate to a charity?

Will you help an elder with her yard work, teach a man to read who never learned, give a compliment, smile, kiss your partner good night or give your child unconditional love?

You don’t have to do big things to make a difference; you just have to give the gift of the amazing you.

My hope is you take time over the Holiday season to look deep inside to see the gifts God put there. Recognize these gifts and celebrate their remarkable power. Show these gifts to the world and then watch as you become a courageous agent of change.

The world needs your gifts right now.

Will you share your gifts with the world right now?
Please share your answer in Comments below. You can reply with a simple, “Yes.” If time allows, please tell us your gifts and how you will use them to make your part of the world a little better. Reading this by email? Please visit the blog to share – just click here.

A Holiday break

I’m looking forward to spending time with my family and friends over the Holiday season. So, I won’t be posting new articles or commenting on articles. Instead, I will be filling up on love and allowing my mind, body and spirit to rest.

I will return after the New Year to share my gifts with the world. Until then, peace and love be with you all. – Alex

The BridgeMaker Founder Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender. Join the community to connect, share and inspire: Twitter | Facebook | More Posts

  • YES!!! And thank you for getting us to commit. 🙂 A blessed New Year to you and your family. Peace, Michelle