Monday, June 2, 2014

Add joy to life today

I just listened to a free online sample meditation by Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. It was all about being uniquely who I was created to be.

I've heard that same message from several sources: No one else on the planet is exactly like you. No one else has your unique DNA. No one else looks, acts and thinks exactly as you do. No one else has been nor ever will be created who will do what you do just like you do it. You are unique. You use your unique gifts in a way that's also unique to you.

Isn't that amazing? It's also quite humbling, I think. I don't take that message to mean you should be under great pressure to discover just what you came here to do—forever. I think that process of discovering what your gifts are and what you're passionate about should be fun and exciting. Who are you? What are you meant to do today? As Deepak Chopra said in the meditation, today you might be here simply to smile at someone who feels very sad. A smile or a kind word from you might be just what someone needs. It doesn't have to be a huge task. It doesn't mean making a choice about a career that you'll stay in forever.

What do you need to do today? How can you add joy to the world today? Perhaps it's the flowers you've planted around your home that bring happiness to someone passing by. Maybe you sent a card of encouragement to a friend. Or made a call to a family member who's going through tough times. Just be who you were uniquely created to be. You'll figure it out!

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