Thankful For My Purpose

I know that come this Thanksgiving, I have a lot to be thankful for. I’m thankful that despite my mood disorders, that I am reminded that I can still be a shining beacon of hope for someone who needs it. I’m thankful that despite how low I feel sometimes, that I can still do some good in someone else’s life. I’m thankful for all the people who have told me that I’ve helped them. I don’t think they realize how much it means to me to know that I still have a purpose in life, even if it was just to put a smile on their faces.

This week, over and over again, I’ve been reminded that I do have a purpose in this life – that maybe it’s just as simple as me saying something to someone that will impact their lives.

I guess I’ve always lived through life wondering if I’ll be the next Bill Gates or someone who make a global impact and when I realize that I might not, I tell myself that I must be a failure.

I have been reminded over and over again this week that I am my own competition and that just because I don’t touch lives on a global scale that it doesn’t mean that I’m purposeless. I need to rethink my own perceptions of success and what it means to do important things.

I am grateful for these reminders. And I’m grateful to know that despite my own problems, that it’s not impossible to love another, to encourage another and to be there for another.


2 thoughts on “Thankful For My Purpose

  1. alexmoriah86 says:

    “I need to rethink my own perceptions of success and what it means to do important things.” I’m in the same boat. You’re not a failure. Some people are also really traditionally successful, but never find their own purpose and aren’t self-actualized.

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    • JL says:

      Thanks Alex! I am always comforted when I hear from you because you always have some great insights. I see what you mean and I realize that perhaps when we look over and see how great another person’s life is, we forget to look at all the pain and scars too – all the things that they might not feel fulfilled by. Thanks for the reminder!

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