When everything we’ve tried to do seems dull and boring, we tend to think of something to explore the possibilities for self-improvement. The talent or talents we possess are already manifested in different endeavours and they become evident to others. But hidden talents can be something that we don’t know we have and when we discover that we have, becomes a skill not known to anybody.
In the January issue of Glamour Magazine, there was an article revealing the hidden talent of Eva Longoria, one of the casts of the nighttime soap Desperate Housewives. On the contrary, she is happily married to a basketball player, Tony Parker. It’s hard to believe that Eva Longoria has a passion for shooting her own Thanksgiving turkey. This image of a glamorous woman with a rifle in her hands is quite astounding.
I find the article thought-provoking and it prompted me to think about what I can do that nobody knows. And I finally discovered that I’ve done something that my family and friends haven’t ever known I could. A few years back and out of boredom being new in this place, I tried to learn how to sew with a sewing-machine. Only then did I found out that I need not learn at all because I apparently could. One of the attendants in the sewing training even asked me if I’d sewed before. But of course I said no and said it was my first time. Nobody knows in my family back home that I could (machine) sew. I’d sewn my own curtains and still do the sewing when I get enough time.
One thing more, I can actually cut somebody’s hair and again, nobody knows about this but my hubby. I tried to cut his hair once, pretending I could. But it turned out that I really could. Since then, he stopped going to the barber. It’s self-motivating to discover the things that we can actually do without much effort learning it, isn’t it? For my personal advantage, I think I don’t need to be an expert of these in particular.
Category: Sensible Rants
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Marlene is a teacher by profession holding a degree of Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. She works as a Mother Language Teacher in Sweden. She is a Filipina married to a Swede. She has been blogging since 2007 and she and her hubby own quite a number of websites. Connect with Marlene on Google+