Today I had the great honor of being the event photographer for someone’s gender reveal party. They counted on me to document one of the most important events of their pregnancy, and I think I delivered.
I’m still young, so it’s still relatively strange to find myself in experiences where I’m the expert. But there are days like this one.
These are the times I realize how great it is to have a useful skill to give to others. I can feel that sense of satisfaction in work at times, but it’s especially gratifying when I can give – for nothing, gratis – from my store of skills and experiences. I may not have much in the way of financial wealth, but giving my talents makes me feel like a rich man. And this – documenting this joyful memory – felt like an even better way to honor the expecting couple than a gift would have.
If you haven’t done it yet, use a budding talent to serve someone you care about. It’s so rewarding, and it may lead to other opportunities to practice and improve (this opportunity came after I photographed a family reunion).
Don’t have a strong useful skill yet? (You probably do – you just might not know it) Find something people need or love that you enjoy doing, and start giving it away.