“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?”
We all have a talent, something we enjoy doing so much that it rarely, if ever, feels like work. Matter of fact, you probably enjoy doing so much that you even do it for free. That is usually why we tend to think it doesn’t qualify as something worth bringing to the attention of our commanding officer. It could be a special ability like that for sculpting, painting, lettering, a knack for numbers, public speaking, music, or even magic. If you have a gift or talent that you feel can benefit others in anyway, whether they are military personnel or not, it is worth presenting to your C.O. You may be amazed at how well it is received, appreciated, respected and if utilized benefits your entire unit.
As a boy, I would often fantasize about how wonderful it would be to earn a living drawing cartoons. I’d imagine myself living like cartoonist Charles Schultz as I’d seen in pictures of him at his drawing table, cheerfully illustrating the daily adventures of his Peanuts. For me that seemed like the ultimate dream job I loved drawing cartoons.