What makes you come alive?
"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman
It's likely that many of us would like to spend the hours of our day in a fulfilling way and it's likely that many of us want to leave a legacy of some sort or make this world a better place for future generations. We may feel an inner call to be of service. Each of us also posses unique talents and gifts. When we express or share those gifts, we are nourished while feeding the greater good of us all.
It's ok to look around us to see what the needs are and to ask how we can be of service here and it's ok to check in with ourselves to see what our needs are and what would support or uplift us personally. They might even end up being the same thing or supporting one another! It's also ok that not every moment of our life have the instant gratification of fulfillment. Perhaps we choose to spend time doing less fun tasks in order to free us up, give us the support we need or offer us the opportunity to do other things that enliven us.
Our values and how we all spend our time differs. Perhaps for some it's really important to have a fulfilling career while others value having a job that allows them a lifestyle that nurtures them. We may seek or find fulfillment in the work place, through volunteer work, at home, with the family, amidst friends, in nature or the activities we engage in. It doesn't matter necessarily where or how we engage our unique light, what's important is that we share it and go out and do what makes us swell with happiness.
Please join me this week dedicating time and energy into what "lights us up". May you have a great week.
~ Annie Jacob