Well, I'm just a housewife, mother, wife, daughter, etc. I'm not important to anyone or I'm just a retired teacher. Let's try instead I'm a daughter/son of God with important responsibilities to my family, friends and community. I can be a light, good example, power for good in my circles of influence.
Reading some of the comments about my post on business cards yesterday, it was interesting. We don't give ourselves enough credit or importance in the scheme of the Universe. (We'll probably be amazed when the time comes to listen in to our funeral service at the difference we made in so many individuals' lives including our family.)
What I'm trying to say is...each of us is UNIQUE from every other individual in the whole universe. We have different personalities, talents, interests, and challenges to overcome. How could anyone love us all? For those of you who are parents, if was amazing how each child that came to your family was so different than the others but yet from the same parents and we love their uniqueness. I thoroughly believe we each come to earth with our own personalities and missions to perform. There is a poem by William Wordsworth that addresses this:
“Ode: Intimations of Immortality” V. Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The soul that rises with us, our life’s star, hath elsewhere its setting, and cometh from afar: not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home...
What is your special mission here in this life or what would your eternal business card say?