Tuesday, February 24, 2015

THE GIFT OF PURPOSE, PLACE............


I wrote in my previous post about what really matters is how we effect one another.  If only everyone would take time to consider their effect on others - if only...............perhaps the assumption here is that we all hope to effect for the good, in kind, lovingly and 
honorably.  Not always the case, I know.  Let's all agree to be aware of our effect on others and that if it is a person's intention  to cause harm, well, don't do that!! DON'T DO THAT!!

Okay, enough ranting.  Moving on to some more gained wisdom.  It is about the gift of purpose and place in someones life.  What a wonderful gift we give to another when we let them know we need them.  Not in an overly dependent way but in a way that matters by honoring their gifts and talents - for that person simply being who they are - and how the place they have in our lives makes a positive difference, offers counsel and solace and understanding and hope.  That they matter to you.  And it is a double gift when you are the same to them and they too hold a place for you and value you and you have a purpose in their life.  
These priceless gifts of purpose and place can lift a broken spirit, heal a broken heart, right a wrong, sustain life, give life, save a life and bring light to darkness.  I think I have made my point - :-)  

For all the people in your life that need you and hold your place in their life dear -cherish them. And for all those that you have a place held dear and whose life is of value to you - tell them, loudly, softly, shout it, whisper it- and know, really -really know - this give and take, this sharing is at the very core of humanity - it is how we survive - it is how we come to believe we matter.  It is how we learn to love ourselves and be loved and love - PURPOSE AND PLACE - be generous with each.....





10 comments:

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Gail,

Your words "These priceless gifts of purpose and place can lift a broken spirit, heal a broken heart, right a wrong, sustain life, give life, save a life and bring light to darkness." I have read over and over again. And, even though I am in a tough place right now with respect to that being offered to me by someone significant in my life, reading your words made me feel as blessed and loved as if the sentiments had been offered to me by that person. Thank you for lightening my heart

Anne said...

Beautiful spoken words, Gail.

Gail said...

JUDY - I a humbled by your kind words to me and so honored that you felt lightened, loved and blessed. Amen.

Love Gail
peace........

Gail said...

ANNE - "thank you" for your kind validation.
Love Gail
peace......

Muffie said...

Gail, a friend once said to me that I bless others when I allow them to help me. That struck me as odd, thinking it should be the other way around. But I thought about, and I do try to invite those around to assist me when I need them. Then I think we're both blessed.

Gail said...

HI MUFF - that is exactly how it works :-) Yes!!
Love Gail
peace......

Brite Mist said...

yes this should be our goals, but we all stumble and fail in trying and we must pick our selves up and try again and hope we get closer to doing this all the time

Gail said...

BRITEMIST JOEY -

absolutely, progress not perfection :-)

Love Gail
peace.....

Andy said...

Brava, Gail!

Gail said...

ANDY - thanks :-)