This is a photo that my daughter Bronwyn took a few months ago at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. My parents gave her a digital camera for her 10th birthday last summer, and she has turned into quite the little shutterbug. After a family party in Philly, my husband reviewed all of the photos they’d taken and admitted hers were better than some of his.

It’s not just the subject matter of Bronwyn’s photos that makes them intriguing, it’s her point of view. No one else sees the world the way she does. It was a “hidden talent” and now we all get to share it.

My husband sometimes drives me bananas with all of the activities he encourages with our kids. Anything that interests them (or him), he’s all over it, buying equipment, finding them lessons. While they aren’t likely to become professional athletes (or professional photographers, for that matter), I guess the only way you can discover hidden talents is by trying things. Sometimes all you need is opportunity and encouragement.

If you find a hidden talent, don’t hide your light under a bushel! These things are meant to be shared. Sort of like Youtube videos. If you haven’t seen this one, do yourself a favor. Susan Boyle is astonishing, with a talent that definitely is no longer hidden.

What about you? Did you have a hidden talent? Are you still hiding, or are you shining your light? How do you feel about sharing your talents?