Happy Sunday everyone.
The purpose of our life is possibly the most important question of our existence.
When my purpose finally became clear to me it seemed trivial. I'm not here to find the cure for cancer, do missionary work, or save the planet from global warming. My purpose is simple. It is something I have done my entire life without being aware of it.
I make strangers feel good. I'm a compliment-giver. Crazy life purpose, huh?
I have always noticed great things about other people but have often been shy about telling them. How silly! There is nothing sweeter than making someone else feel special by delivering a sincere compliment.
Here we go with simple examples:
I compliment a little boy on his good manners. It went over the little boy's head, but his mother beamed with pride.
I compliment a very large African American woman on her great style. She nailed every detail of her ensemble: jewelry, dress, sandals and bag. She looked beautiful and effortless in this exhausting heat. She gave me a very big hug and said, "Thank you, Ma'am!"
I compliment the grocery clerk, "you are always so helpful to me." She looks up from her register like she hasn't heard correctly. Then she flashes the most beautiful smile.
I compliment an elderly woman on her incredible blue eyes. She looks into my eyes an extra second and whispers, "thank you".
I've always envied people that had a big, important life purpose. Oprah, I'm not. If you are a stranger that crosses my path you just might get a compliment you didn't expect.
I'm so lucky. It is so very sweet to give a compliment and feel that moment of gratitude!
Has your life's purpose been reveal to you?