Inspire Me – Happy Talent

June 26, 2016


We are a competitive bunch, us parents. I can’t think of a day that has gone by when I haven’t heard praise being sung from the rooftops about a wonderful new learnt or conquered talent. We seem to collect them up and stash them away like pirates treasure. Most of us storing up our little ones accomplishments to be able to retell the gems back to our little ones in years to come. A smaller minority collecting them as ammunition ready to fire out in parent wars ‘my child is more talented than yours’ bouts. As like all children, Little Buttons has her fair share of corkers. Amongst her collection, an unsung hero. A ‘Happy Talent’.


This light hearted quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson beautifully sums this up.


Inspire Me - Happy Talent


Inspire Me – Happy Talent

This photo holds significance for me. On one of our many walks to take Little Button’s dolly ‘CupCake’ out for a walk, a passerby sniggered at her proudly pushing her play pram and chattering away to her dolly. It was a fellow mum. She gave me the ‘oh god, how embarrassed you must be’ look and whizzed passed. Her little one trailing behind her.


Too busy on her phone, she didn’t see my ‘actually, I am proud as punch’ smile.


Engaged in her surroundings and immersed in a nurturing role-play game, Little Button’s happy talent makes me grin from ear-to-ear and wish that I could be little again.


Does your little one have a happy talent?


New Series

I love how quotes can make you feel uplifted and ready for anything. Throw in a sparkly graphic or two and there you have something gorgeous that’s shareable, printable and ready to go when you need it the most. Enjoy!


This quote is part of my new ‘INSPIRE ME’ series. If you liked this one, then you might also enjoy:


6 responses to “Inspire Me – Happy Talent”

  1. I read this at just the right time. My son is 18 months, not much of a talker but he is sunny and bright and such a happy soul.

    I can’t showcase all that he ‘does’ but I am so proud of all that he is.

    Lovely post. F xx

  2. I absolutely love this, and its so true. Play is so important and we need to remind ourselves on this, thanks for sharing. Such a beautiful quote, you should frame that photo/quote, i would! Also the series sounds fabulous, great idea and i’ll be following from now plus catching up on the other posts. #CandidCuddles

  3. Jo Sandelson says:

    She looks like she’s in charge of her own destiny! Sweet photo 🙂 Jo

  4. I love that quote and that photo is lovely. I love watching children really use their imaginations and play like that – it is such a joy to see how much they immerse themselves in their own little worlds. Knowing how to play is indeed a happy talent and one that I’d love to still possess as much as I did in childhood. Beautiful post.

  5. I couldn’t agree more. Play is so important. Children who can use their imaginations & play happily really do have a talent. My kiddies are like that – t hey come up with the best games to play. Thank you for sharing with #candidcuddles, I hope to see you back in August! x

  6. As the mum of a son who finds it extremely hard to play any kind of imaginary game I totally understand why you would feel proud. There is so much learning happening when our children play. I ca’t believe a mum would be so judgmental. Great quote!

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