What would it be like to see the best that you could be? I imagine a conversation many years from now at the Pearly Gates. Did you live your life fully? Did you love well? How did you use your gifts and talents? Did you make a difference? And most importantly, were you happy and did you find joy and peace and love on earth?
I believe that for each of us, our purpose is to use a unique set of gifts and talents and the way that both places us and makes a difference in the world. For each of us that means something different. According to Frederick Buechner, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
Like snowflakes we are not meant to be copies of each other but our own individual unique selves. At times we may feel we don’t like the gifts and talents we do have we wish we were somebody else or lived someone else’s life. It takes courage to be ourselves and not try to be a copy of someone else. Accepting who you are knowing yourself, your strengths, talents and weaknesses is a key ingredient in being happy. The second ingredient is using those unique set of gifts and talents to make a difference in the world.
As I write I watch the snow fall I love snow and I feels excited about the snow as a little kid on Christmas morning. I think about all those magnificent snowflakes each unique one-of-a-kind creations that come together to form such a wonderful whole.
You are here to bring forth your unique magnificent self, after all aren’t you created in the unique image of God? Go forth and shine. Live your own life. Be your best self.
Until next time,