Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Who you are really matters

Today I received this post from which brought to mind the movie "It's a Wonderful," one of my favorite movies during the holiday seasons. Read on....

"Everything you do makes a difference. Even if you're not on the front lines leading the effort, you have a contribution to make. Without your contribution, no matter how small, so many other things would never happen. The world needs what you have to offer. You have no idea how the simplest of your everyday actions can effect your child, and even people you've never met. Chances are, you'll never know. But if you're looking for a purpose to work toward, all you need is the desire and the right perspective. Define yourself as your task, and that's all you'll ever be. Define yourself as your contribution to your family, and suddenly you're a very important part of a bigger picture. The biggest pictures are the ones where there's room for everyone to be seen."

Every once in a while we need to read/hear these words or watch movies like "It's a Wonderful Life" because it reminds us that we are not meaningless, reminds us that what we do or say matters more than we realize.

I really just wanted to share this message with you and hope that it instills in you, as it has in me, the desire to treat everyone with respect and compassion; to be part of the bigger picture even if you cannot yet see or experience the effaces of your actions.