Christmas Note to Self

The celebration of Christmas gives us that reflective moment to consider our own birth and our own “reason” to be here. Do you know your earthy “mission?”

“What’s my purpose in life?” I asked the void.

“What if I told you that you filled it when you took an extra hour to talk to that kid about his life?” said the voice.

“Or when you paid for that young couple in the restaurant? Or when you saved that dog in traffic? Or when you tied your father’s shoes for him?”

“Your problem is that you equate your purpose with goal-based achievement. The Universe isn’t interested in your achievements….just your heart. When you choose to act out of kindness, compassion and love, you are already aligned with your true purpose.

No need to look any further!” (Unknown)

How beautifully this demonstrates how we follow God’s greatest commandment: “to love one another as I have loved you.” Wow…what a charge, to love as God has loved us.

But let’s not be overwhelmed with this weighty responsibility. Remember to keep a watchful eye on the little things and all will fall into place, fulfilling your bigger mission in life.

Just imagine if we all tended to the little things around us each day, what a big difference it would make.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. “ – Mother Teresa

What do you see when you throw a pebble in the water – waves moving out to make rings, very small at first and then expanding outward and increasing until spreading across the water’s surface.

Let us not forget how easy life really is…to love just like God in your small everyday tasks. We don’t have to go out and “save the world” in a big way. All we have to do is, “Love the ones you’re with.”