Every minute of my spare time is currently devoted to devouring A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three (affiliate link) on my Kindle. (If you haven’t read this epic series yet, I highly recommend it – but you’ll need lots of time.)
The books are violent and gruesome beyond belief, but the little gems of wisdom strewn throughout the pages of the series are worth every minute of reading about pecked-out eyes and maggoty sores.
Here is one of my recent favorites:
The gods give each of us our little gifts and talents, and it is meant for us to use them, my aunt always says. Any act can be a prayer, if done as well as we are able.
This little quote got me thinking about the importance of feeling a sense of purpose.
For a long time, I thought that in order to feel a sense of purpose, I had to be doing something epic like solving world hunger or starting a wellness revolution. I had to be well-known in my field and a published author. I had to reach millions of people.
Then I started to think about my gifts and talents. What am I good at? What skills do I have? And I realized that I could offer up my little gifts and talents as prayers along the way.
I could help nonprofits spread their message more effectively by offering marketing strategies. I could help individuals reach their health goals through 1-on-1 health coaching. I could make somebody smile (or cry healing tears) by singing a song.
These are the actions that provide a purposeful life. Small prayerful acts that make the world a slightly better place.
There is something peaceful about doing what you are good at – and doing it well.
How do you use your little gifts and talents?
Speak your mind below.