Our kids were excited about helping out in the garden over the school holidays, so Hayden bought himself some new gardening gloves to wear.

But there was a dilemma.

They look so nice when they are clean and unused, but when the digging and weeding starts, they inevitably get dirty.

So, does he keep them in pristine condition, or does he use them and mess them up?

When we use our skills and abilities for what they are meant for, we take a similar risk.

They can lose their lustre.

They can get gritty.

I don’t know what you are good at, but let me encourage you today to utilise those skills in a meaningful way.

To take them off the shelf.

To get down and dirty.

And in doing so, to change the world.