Life is a beautiful gift.
To you, that statement could go a few different directions. Some of us may imagine a man with a long white beard up in the clouds carefully assembling our being and nudging us into existence.
To me, that statement reflects on the thousands of years happenstance, coincidence, love, hate and every feeling between that led to my existence. I’ve always been a romantic. And thus I feel a warm sense of happiness imagining the great love stories of old that may or may not have happened, which, when placed on a linear family tree, led to me getting to be here, doing my thing.
What is my thing? I don’t believe in divine purpose. However, for whatever reason, some of us are just GOOD at certain things. Now, that doesn’t mean we couldn’t be GOOD at other things as well, if we tried. I do think it definitely is human nature to find our “niche.”
I think one of the most important niches some of us choose to be in is: the Helpers. I believe that is my thing.
Of course, this is not a black and white niche; the grey area is huge. The main point, if you fall into this niche of humankind…well…you help people. Whether how big or small you take that on, you still put the well-being of others at the forefront of your own life.
For me, being here in this moment writing this post, a lot of personal growth has occurred in my adult life. And holy shit, for the most part I like who I am. By no means am I without flaws: I am not perfect. But, I am proud to be who I am, where I am, doing what I do. I am proud that my story is not over.
I’m not sure if we have a purpose. Or if we are just specimens on a petri dish called earth, here for only a moment. But, I do know, if we have the opportunities and capabilities of being GOOD and doing GOOD things and making life a bit better for those around us, then why the hell not jump on those opportunities? And even when funds are short, some kindness and acknowledgment to our fellow humans costs next to nothing.
I suppose this is just rambling post, some food for thought.
Keep your head up.