“Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there that needs what you have to give.” ~Unknown …..
There are times in our life in which we may feel insignificant, as if our contributions and gifts are of no use to the world. Because we are unable to see an obvious result of our actions, we feel powerless, or worthless, and choose to not act at all. But this kind of thinking is a poison that eats away at the ability and potential we most definitely do possess to make a positive difference in the world today.
The problem is not that what we have to offer is insignificant; the problem is our inability or unwillingness to see the potential within us. Perhaps we are afraid of the outcome; or maybe we fear that we will not live up to the expectations of others and ourselves, or will be faced with criticism and disapproval. But we are part of something much larger than ourselves–our circle of influence stretches far beyond those we interact with on a daily basis. And we have the ability to give something that only we possess to someone who is out there waiting for it, waiting for us.
When we allow ourselves to be a part of the tapestry of humanity, we begin to see how our contributions go on to positively affect the big picture. We discover that there are many threads woven together that need us, that rely upon us. You may not be able to give everything to everyone, but you certainly can give something to someone.
Allow yourself to be a vessel of giving today.
Questions to consider:
Why should we be concerned whether or not we contribute to the world on our own scale?
What are some of your most recent contributions to the greater good?
What kinds of thoughts and ideas keep us from contributing freely to the greater good?
For further thought:
“Happiness is good, but well-overrated: what we hate most are the very motivators that put us in gear. A man drifts along with little to contribute until something agitates him enough to make a difference, whether for himself or for his communities.” ~Criss Jami