Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wishcasting: Know

Wishcasting badgeIt's Wishcasting Wednesday so the gorgeous soul Jamie Ridler is inviting us to cast our wishes into the universe and support others' wishes. Today Jamie asks, "What do you wish to know?"

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.

7 comments:

  1. A lovely wish.

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

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  2. "I wish to know my days are well spent."
    If you do what makes you very happy, then your days are well spent.
    As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

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  3. Yes... wishing to know how your days are spent... great wish. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

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  4. This is a beautiful wish. I agree with Cindy, if you are happy, your days are well spent. Usually, if you are happy, so are those who are lucky enough to spend time with you. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

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  5. What a lovely wish and I hope your heart has shown you the way forward Sherri. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you too :)

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  6. Lovely saying.
    As Sherri wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

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  7. A lovely, thoughtful wish!
    Love the quote!
    As Sherri wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

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