As I made my way down the trail I was focused on an internal conversation. I was questioning myself on recent career decisions. I was questioning my qualifications, my gifts, my knowledge. It was a harsh interview and it hurt. And then I looked up. I saw in the distance a gorgeous tamarack tree. It was standing straight and tall and was surrounded by ponderosa after ponderosa. I took a deep breath and paused. The words came to me, a reminder of words from a wise mentor. We are all granted a wonderfully unique set of gifts, skills and strengths. We are each so rare and precious and what we bring to the table cannot be duplicated. So take a deep breath and pause. What makes you unique? What opportunities surround you even now where you can stand straight and tall? What is your gift? How are you a tamarack?