I have always been inspired and perplexed by asking the question to myself and to others- "what are your gifts?" and "are you using them?"
The second event started as a facebook post by a friend who was hot in a barber chair. What started out as typical banter about getting a haircut turned into an idea about using his connections (that is right, I am calling you out Todd!) to raise funds for Little Pink Houses with an extreme haircut fundraiser. This would never have been the first thing that came to my mind to answer the question, "how can I help?" and in his case, he never actually asked; the idea grew organically through the joys of social networking pressure:)
Imagine if everyone in our group was able to hone in and create a tangible way to help just by using their gifts. For example, I know that each person in our group might not have $100, but may be able to use their gifts to raise $100. As of today, we have 265 members. That would be a total of $26,500 just for answering the question "what are my gifts?"! Or it might be that your gifts are not in the fundraising realm, but maybe you are a part of a civic organization that does volunteer work. Imagine if everyone of us find a way to get 10 service hours from others- that would be a total of 2650 volunteering hours!!! Everyone's gifts are different, but what is important is not to sit on the sidelines. Jump in and use your gifts!
Do you see where I am going? The question that I want to pose to you is simple- "What are your gifts?" and "How can you use them to help Little Pink Houses of Hope?" Sometimes asking others this question about yourself is a great way to get in touch with your gifts. Don't put it off- get started today. Use your gifts!