I do believe that everyone has a mark or difference to make in the world. I have spoken many times about this same subject, but I believe in it so much...I think it bares repeating.
I love this quote by ...Elaine Cannon
"There are two important days in a woman's life-the day she is born and the day she finds out why." This is true for everyone I think. Understanding what you were sent here on earth to do is quite a big deal. It seems once you figure that out, your whole world has more purpose. It seems like some people don't quite figure out their purpose until something drastic happens in their lives and then their lives seem to be going in a different direction. I think illness or disease makes you decide things a bit quicker than the average person too.
For me, I have always known that my mission in life was to serve others, to help and encourage and help them see the best in themselves. I was meant to make at least a new friend each day and to continue to be that person's friend for life. I have been blessed to do that and I can't even count how many BEST FRIENDS I have! Yes, I am truly rich.
Since battling cancer this time around, I realized that another one of my purposes is to help those who have to fight cancer, like me. Cancer changes you, hopefully for the better. But all of a sudden, time is very valuable and you don't want to waste even one minute of your life. People are more important to you and your relationships with them Yes, even though having cancer has been one of the worst things in my life, it has also been one of the best!
Today I was able to go to a book signing of an author that I have come to admire. His name is Jason Wright, he is the author of the book that has become a favorite to many, called THE CHRISTMAS JAR. Now just in time for the holiday season, he has 2 new books out. I was thrilled to meet him and have him sign a book for me. I wanted to thank him personally for what his books have meant to me. Yes, his books have been incredible and the best part I think about THE CHRISTMAS JAR book is the fact that not only was it a good read and a sweet story, but it also made people want to start a CHRISTMAS JAR as their new tradition. His book left a mark with me and many others. His book is making the world a better place because people are acting upon the charity that he mentions about in his book.
I hope some day to write about my life, but for now I am satisfied to be writing this blog and hopefully give my readers something to hope for and think about. A place to be inspired and lifted up, a place to know that they are not alone in their struggles, and if I accomplish that...then I will feel successful. Yes, just like Jason Wright, we all need to be looking, thinking and planning was to fulfill our mission or purpose in life.
I know many of you have made a difference in my life and for that I am very grateful. Good night dear friends!