I don’t usually post at The Intersection of Purpose and Now on Saturday, so I hope someone finds this to be a special treat (honestly, I hope someone FINDS it!).
My friend Julie Causey shared the following Leo Buscaglia quote that she has carried with her for years. To know her is to know she has read it so many time that now her life – her words, actions, habits – “says” the same things daily.
Julie’s borrowed affirmation reminded of my own, so I offer hers as a gift for my readers today:
The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticket-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring; all of which have the potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.
- What is your “grand aim”, your grand affirmation?
- What simple philosophy guides your life’s journey?
- How well do your daily words, actions and habits reflect your virtuous ideal? How do you know?
- How would your life be different if you had such an aim?
- How would your life be different if you lived according to your Grand Aim even more fully?