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The power of discovering one's potential

Within a family, everyone has roles to play, expectations to fill. Early on, my three daughters, by self-decree, had deemed themselves "the musician," "the runner girl," and "they gymnast." My husband I were "the Ironman triathletes." Not long ago I overheard my eldest daughter claim that she was "not the athlete of the family." This was not said with longing or resignation but as a simple statement of fact. Though she had dabbled in a variety of sports, music and theater was her passion. While others were racking up multi-hued karate belts and points on the scoreboard, she was participating in piano competitions and performing the lead...