I wish to know what I am here to do. On my perpetual quest to find my purpose, I get lost, distracted, and confused. "Purpose" is so grand. How do you determine something like that? Am I here to write? Am I here to share some talent of which I'm unaware? Am I here to be the best _____ or an expert in _____? (I haven't filled in those blanks.)
What's more, I always try to equate purpose to income. Is purpose necessarily tied to income? Or am I simply looking for a way to make money while serving a greater purpose like "be kind."
I wish to know the answers to these questions, though life has taught me that there is no magic instruction book that will lead the way. In absence of clear direction, I wish to know that I am on the right path, that I am making a difference in some way, that I am giving the best of myself to make life better for someone.
One of my favorite sayings is one I know not who wrote:
If you planted hope today in any hopeless heart,
If someone's burden was lighter because you did your part,
If you caused a laugh that chased a tear away,
If tonight your name is mentioned when someone kneels to pray,
Then your day was well spent.
I wish to know my days are well spent.