Totally Tuesday Gratitude

“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

Today I find myself reflecting on two themes. The first is CHANGE. Change is the only constant in life. Everything changes. It’s how we grow, how we learn, how we experience life and allows us to share our insights to help others. Change is essential to survival, like how the goldfinch undergoes a complete molt twice a year, going into brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate. People do much the same thing. We all want to be noticed, but often people fail to identify WHY or by WHOM. For myself, I want to be noticed by those I love for the love I give… everything else are just feathers that can tickle my fancy for a moment and this is where the secondary theme arrives. I’ve noticed a lot of people are so busy trying to be noticed, they become “people pleasers” to the point of self-detriment and even self-doubt. It’s all well and good to make others happy, but what the world really needs is for each person to make themselves happy and then to share that joy. Think of a world where everyone was happy and excited about their work, their lives. It would be dynamic, diverse, delightful or more simply put, ALIVE!

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