3rd Seed of Hope: the meaning of life is to know your gift, the purpose of life is to share it
posted on Friday 14 Aug, 2015.
Welcome to the 3rd Seed of Hope.
I am sending this Seed to you with the hope that it brightens your day:-) A warm “Thank You” to those of you who sent more quotations from your own collections, as well as a photo. I have added them to the others in my 1st Seed of Hope and in my 2nd Seed of Hope for the rest of you to enjoy.
Here is the 3rd Seed which has just been “germinated” for you:
The meaning of life is to know your gift, the purpose of life is to share it.
Coming to know and be comfortable with my gift has been a long and windy road. It’s much easier to help others know their gifts than to do that same with mine!
For many years I thought my gift centred on doing things that came easily, like starting projects and finding the resources they needed, while using the skills I enjoy like coaching and writing. Now I realise these are the tools that my gift needs to make itself useful to others; when I am with people who are struggling to get through a tough time, we can talk about thoughts or actions that might help them.
Carl Safina suggests that the challenges of life can bring out its beauty. Working in tune with this potential beauty, I use my gift to help find good outcomes from challenges for others as well as myself. Writing down the tools that my gift needs to be useful reminds me that purpose is about “we” not “me”.
How can my purpose help to pay the bills? That’s a story for next time!
This Seed is free for you to share with anyone who needs a brighter day:-)
I hope that this Seed inspires you towards your purpose with kindness.
After receiving this Seed some people have kindly sent me quotations and a photo that are meaningful to them, which you might also enjoy:
Once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed how much more life she had time for.
….by Megan Elizabeth, from Tracy.
Starting today I need to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what is coming next.
….Anon, from Tracy.