There are opportunities everywhere. Daily there are lessons taught and lessons learned – through others, through nature – some are verbal lessons and some are non-verbal.
What is very real is the quest for meaning. Every single one of us is searching for meaning.
I have learnt that we all want to matter. However, many of us are very confused as where to look for this meaning. So there is much searching happening in the world around us. With this searching comes heartache and sacrifice or joy and passion.
Until we realise that the only search that needs to take place is inward there will be this constant battle within ourselves.
Contribution by definition is – “the part played by a person or thing in bringing about a result or helping something advance”. So a contribution is something you do either alone or with others to help bring about a successful change. Contribution is a gift – a gift that you can share with others and in so doing will bring about change.
This is what I have learnt that I would like to make this contribution. To help others find their voice or their narrative so that they too can share their passion with others. I would like to help others see the value they have and affirm themselves rather than continually search for this validation outwardly.
Everyone has a purpose and a meaning – many have never stopped long enough to observe this. Many have never been encouraged to observe this. Everyone has a story to tell and they need to be encouraged to share this with others. They need to realise that by sharing this they too can change the lives of others.
I seek to encourage others to love themselves, to value and believe in themselves, be true to who they are so that they in turn can value and love others.
This is what I would like my contribution to be and it is to all the people I meet.