Today’s post is courtesy of none other than the famous Kermit The Frog! I had the wonderful opportunity tonight to watch the new Muppet Movie with my teenage kids. Out of nowhere during the movie I heard this profound line coming from Kermit. He said ” Just because you haven’t found your talent doesn’t mean you don’t have one. Look inside yourself and see what you can find”.
I immediately thought “WOW”. Through most of my adult life I have been trying to find what it is I’m supposed to be doing. Outside of being a Mom, which is one thing I absolutely know I was meant to do, I also wore many other hats over the years trying to find my “talent”. Some of the hat’s I wore were medical secretary, administrative assistant, personal trainer, Santa Claus letter writer, parrot breeder and cardio kickboxing instructor. Out of all of those I have to say the craziest was the parrot breeder. I actually spent two years of my adult life cleaning up bird poop, delivering chicks from eggs, hand feeding baby birds, weaning them and then cried my eyes out when it was time for them to move on to their new families. I was obviously never really happy wearing these hats because I had failed most of them. I never could really stick to something , I just kept moving from one thing to the next trying to find happiness.
When I heard the line from Kermit tonight I realized that a long time ago I did find happiness, because it’s come back full circle. Some of those “hats” that I wore have returned. To me that means that it is definitely something I am supposed to be doing and it is something that truly makes me happy. After all those years I am again an administrative assistant and a personal trainer, and though I”m not writing letters from Santa, I am however writing again. These hats that I’m wearing are in a new territory and very different from before and they have brought me so much happiness and meaning to my life than they did the first time I tried them on. I know now that when I wore those hat’s previously they just were not the right fit but now that they have taken on a new form in my life I can wear them proudly.
Do me a favor and don’t be afraid to look inside yourself and find your hidden talent, you may be surprised by what you find! There’s a line in Kermit’s Rainbow Connection song that speaks to me ” I’ve heard it to many times to ignore it, there’s something that I’m supposed to be” and there is also something that you are supposed to be, don’t be afraid to find it!