There are times when we question our self-worth. We ask ourselves if we are truly using the gifts we have. We even wonder if we are good enough to be successful in life, even when others assure us that we are successful. It seems self-confidence is hard to come by.
This last book in the series of four tells the story of Daniel, who is experiencing a serious illness in his life. He recalls a sermon he had heard years before, prior to his illness, while attending church.
The pastor said, “Each person can choose to be like a kernel of sand, lying on the beach with all the other kernels of sand, just taking up space. Or, people can choose to be like a blade of grass, taking in the warmth of the sun and growing to become beautiful and green with all the other blades of grass.”
The pastor continued, saying, “Together, all the blades of grass become a magnificent field of green, luscious grass, sharing the gift of beauty for all to see. Then, after their season in the sun, they return to the earth and help nourish all the blades of grass that will come after them.”
When Daniel heard the story, he said to himself, When I grow up, I want to be like a blade of grass so that I can share my gifts with everyone. As he grew into his teenage years, he began to question if he would have time to share the gifts he was given with those around him. In reality he does share his gifts, and his legacy is captured in the five books, The 10,000 Adventures of Minnesota Dan.
How I Share My God Given Gifts with Others:
The Story of Daniel & A Blade of Grass
(The Beauty Of Who I Am)
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