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Contribution? It’s an interesting word with multiple definitions depending on your mindset. Some of you may be thinking charitable giving; some are doting over how much you put into your retirement funds this year; and still there are those who simply understand it as being plain old giving of yourself. It is that last one that I want to focus on today.
This big world has seven-billion inhabitants who each have something to contribute. That in itself is amazing and thought-provoking. What are you giving? How do you present YOU to the world? What gifts and talents are pouring out of you regularly? Do you spend too much time wishing that you could do something or be someone different only to miss living the life you have?
You need to consider your “contribution” a pretty close relative to your purpose…they should be doing holidays together. Here’s the thing though: If one shows up to Aunt Betty’s for the big swaree (life) without the other, the party is just not going to be as fun. In other words, just because you have a purpose doesn’t mean that you are acting on it. Contributing is the movement; it’s the act of employing yourself with purpose. The ultimate party.
I do try to think the best of people in general, so I’d like to believe that most of us want to do more – give more. If only just thinking about it got the job done though. Good, positive thoughts help, but action changes things; it gets the job done. What job? The one that you are supposed to be attending to. You have to figure that one out for yourself.
Here’s a few hints.
• It should not exhaust you; though, it may require hard work.
• It might not look like you think it should.
• Others may never appreciate what it is.
• You may never know how much it impacts the world.
• Stop looking so hard for it; you are probably already doing it.
• No matter what it is, it’s important.
So, what is your contribution? Be well-be beautiful.
Photo by Lonely Pierot