Tuesday, June 9, 2009

How important are we?

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?


  1. Lin....its a very important point you made...i think its ok to think you are important to this world because we really are....when once we realize this ,we learn to respect others too.Those words from WORDSWORTH are beautiful.
    I will always keep in my mind your words.Thankyou.

  2. Lin... I enjoyed your posting. And I loved that line from Wordsworth, "But trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home"

  3. I think you are right about funerals. When my father died two years ago, I remember thinking how it was too bad he didn't hear what was said about him. He would have been quite surprised.

  4. I LOVE William Wordsworth. I used to teach many of his poems to my AP students. I also love Browning,...and so many others.

  5. Good post! I hope my eternal mission here on earth it to share God's love and plan with others as often as I can. :)

  6. Enjoyable post. I think I good cosmic job to have would be a 'heyoka'!

  7. You and Blake have it right, I think. We are taught to be humble, but we must also accept our importance in the lives of the people who are part of our world. Accepting that can help us be humble. And kind.

  8. Oh dear...my eternal business card..I will have to think about that one..I hope it will say something positive..

  9. a continuation....
    Personal cards don't need to "toot our horn". They are a way of saying, "I hope to hear from you, maybe this will make it easier for you to find my number"... or, "If you ever need me, I'll be easy to reach"... or, "The way to my house is short and simple. Let me tell you how to find it."

    Sherry Dew says it so well in her book, "No One Else Can Take Your Place" And there is a song by Hillary Weeks, "You Have a Song to Sing"... that also expresses your point beautifully. It's one of my favorite songs of all time.

    I love to tell people that I'm a wife and mother and always rankle a bit when someone says "JUST" as a preface to that claim. What the heck???

    I have SO MUCH I could say about this... but, I may just send you an e-mail. It was thought provoking.