Years ago when I worked at Union Bank of California I learned how to crochet. My boss, Kelly, brought a crochet project one day and I decided I wanted to learn. So right there on the teller line I started making my very first scarf. Honestly.. it wasn't pretty! Uneven, loose in spots, tight in spots etc. Hardly something I would give to someone as a gift.
I practiced and practiced. She taught me how to make Granny Squares, sew them together and eventually how to make blankets. I started finding patterns and de-coding them. Now I have the ability to make blankets/scarves for people I love. Everyone tells me how special it is to recieve a handmade blanket but no one will ever know just how much it blesses me to see that same blanket wrapped around a little one.
I have since taught 4 or 5 other people how to crochet. A skill, a learned talent has been bestowed upon others because someone took the time to teach me. Thank you kelly for paying it forward to me.