November 24th is Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day, a day to embrace your odd or special skill and share it with your friends and family. Your unique talent might involve art, sports, strange noises, or double-joints. It doesn’t matter what it is, but we all have one! So seize today as an opportunity to showcase your skill with a talent show or contest and wow your Thanksgiving party with your unique ability!
I’ve always felt like I’m good at a lot of things, but not great at any one thing. I’ve never been sure if this is a blessing or a curse — or even if it’s true. But whatever the case, today’s holiday got me wondering if I really have any unique talents. Sure, this blog is something unique and even a little quirky, but it’s not really a talent per se. So what is it that makes me special?
All of this thinking took an unfortunate turn toward the existential, but was promptly interrupted by the need to leave for my parents’ house for Thanksgiving dinner. Once I arrived and looked over the faces of my friends and family I was instantly reminded of what it is that makes me special. We enjoyed a wonderful meal, great conversation, and some belly-shaking laughs. And we even had a talent show!
I started the exhibition by sharing my ability to make a frighteningly authentic sheep’s “baa baa” call. Chris followed by sticking our entire house key up his nose. I think I could have gone my whole life without finding out my husband could do that. The rest of our group demonstrated a variety of talents: floating a spoon on your nose, walking and spinning while balancing a book, superior writing abilities, and catching a stack of coins that were resting on your elbow. My brother ended the show by playing the William Tell Overture on his teeth with a pen. All in all, I’d say we were a pretty talented group!
We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as much as we did. We’re thankful for our friends and family, our followers and our readers, and all of the support and interest this project has had along the way. But right now I’m mostly thankful that 2012 is on the horizon and we’ll be getting a break from daily blogging soon! Perhaps we’ll use this newfound time to foster some other daily habits we’ve been neglecting. We can get an early start on this goal tomorrow, on National Flossing Day!