“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.” … David Viscott
I think that Capital “L” Life tries and tries and tries to both give and show us the good things that It sees … both about life in general … and about us. We just don’t seem to be listening too well. A lot of the time we’re so busy looking at our own … and everybody else’s … perceived flaws and faults … that we don’t even notice that there are any good times to roll. If you’re anything like I used to be you’re wasting a lot of good “receiving-presents” time.
I used to wonder why I was here … why people did the things that they do … why I wasn’t making a bigger, more positive impact on the world … why, why, why!??! Right up there with all of the why’s were a whole bunch of “when’s” … you know the ones … “When I have more time … When I’m a better person … When I’m thinner … When I’m …” … well you get the picture. All of those “W” words were definitely getting in the way of Life supporting me.
I guess Life got tired of waiting for my when’s and why’s to run out so It kindly lifted me up … guided me across the barren wasteland of “Medical-Crisis Land” … and then gently deposited me on this new road. Once I got over the shock of not bouncing down the same-old, same-old path and took a good look around I realized that I was on “Purpose Road”. I couldn’t miss the signs … big-block-letters directed me to: “Pick up your Life-Purpose gift here and proceed to the checkout.”
It turns out that my gift was a basket that was so chock-a-block full of great stuff that I had no choice but to start sharing it with everyone. Life has arranged … through Motivational Speaking Engagements … books … a blog … little birdy-like tweets … and more .. for me to encourage others to pick up their gifts. Awesome! Perky Polly has a new dress with hidden pockets so that she can constantly surprise people with little trinkets and Sunshine Sue has bought a huge stash of sunglasses so that everyone who picks up their gift can walk around comfortably in Life’s glow. And me … well I’m a happy camper … I’m co-creating with Capital “L” Life and personally … I don’t think it gets any better than that.
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone.