Many days I would think and wonder what my purpose in this earth life was. Was it just to be a wife and mother? Was it to be the preschool teacher I once was? Was it my love of sewing and quilting? Or was it just to be here taking up space?
I used to watch the Oprah show with her many guests who had found their purpose in life and wonder "why can't I find mine?" I almost felt like something was missing in my life because I wasn't sure about my "purpose". Watching the last and final episode of Oprah that I had recorded for about the third time, I discovered what my purpose in life was! What a relief that was !
To my amazement it really wasn't anything I had not already been doing for many years, I didn't know that "just being me" was my purpose in life! I know that sounds crazy but, hey that is who I am at times. Crazy, easy going, carefree, happy go lucky!
I'm not quite sure how I realized this but it fits. Like today, I came to work on this cool Monday morning, after waking up earlier than needed, with this happy sunny disposition! I walked into the office and make sure I said "Good Morning" to everyone just as I always do. I have always done that no matter where I have worked. That's just me! At my last place of employment and as well as where I am now, most didn't bother to acknowledge each other as they walk in or pass by. That just drives me nuts! So being me, I continue to say "Good Morning" and soon they all caught on! Everyone said they never realized how much a simple thing could make them feel.
During my day, wether in person or on the phone, when I am asked "How are you today?" I have always answered with "Wonderful!" and yes I say that with the exclamation mark!!! and mean it!
It normally catches people off guard which changes they attitude right away, to the good! Every once in a great while, I may hesitate before saying wonderful and then the other person asks, whats wrong? Your not your normal self.
I am always the one that keeps a positive attitude no matter what the situation is or how bad it may seem. Thus.... that helps the other person pick theirselves up or at least smile a little bit more and that lightens the mood, making a better day.
I am proud to be a bright shiny bit of "Sunshine" each day for others. Never knew when I got tagged with the nickname "Sunshine" back in school, that that would be who I really am!!