“I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.
I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”
Many people have helped me to make a difference, given me direction, and inspired me in incredible ways. At this stage in my life, I’ve come to recognize that gifts lie in everyone I meet and I get to offer them my gift in return. I know we all have the ability to impact others positively, to inspire in some way.
A friend of mine, recently lost her husband and she was reflecting on this last stage of life, what should be the golden years. We were talking about getting older, and she said, “I can’t believe it. Half my friends aren’t alive anymore and the other half aren’t alive either, if you know what I mean. Some of them have just given up. Life’s too short to give up! Live now, be grateful, serve!”
That’s what being fully alive is all about – Making connections, communicating and sharing your gifts, finding common ground, finding the sacred in the ordinary, in unexpected places… Finding community, making a difference.”
My friend’s words, her story, have stayed with me for a long time. Now isn’t that inspiring?