Yesterday I was chatting with my eldest (I don't really like that word. It makes her sound old, when in reality she doesn't look a day over 30) sister when we got to talking about the two sisters who are nestled between us in age.
"You realize both of our sisters are becoming famous, don't you?" she said.
"I know. We're the untalented ones."
"Suzie gets 100,000 hits on her blog each month. And Stephanie just got nominated for her third Whitney Award."
"Yeah, well, I thought about taking a nap today."
"I just ate a whole bag of mint milano cookies."
Hard to see why we're not up there with the big guns, isn't it?
But, in honesty, it got me thinking about talents. I mean, there's talent, and there's talent.
So Stephanie has written a bunch of award-winning novels. Big deal. I can pick up a twenty pound baby off the floor with one hand.
So Suzie writes a popular column for BNET. I can eat a whole bag of fun-size Twix bars and destroy the evidence, all before David gets home from work.
I've even managed to get through airport security with more than 3 ounces of liquid in my purse!
I know, my abilities are simply staggering.
But then, I realized something. One person's talents do not diminish another person's skills. Which is lucky for you. That way you don't have to feel inferior when I'm so on the ball that my Christmas thank yous get sent out in March.
Man, I'm good.