With graduation and wedding season upon us it’s easy for many moms to question, “What is my purpose in life?”. As moms we lose our identity and sometimes we need to start from the beginning. I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately, I am a wife, mother, daughter and sister. I’ve always tried to do my best at these but it just isn’t enough. So I’ve thought, and studied the Bible and it hit me. I’m a Christian and fellow human being. My purpose is to make life better for those around me. I was so excited. I figured it out. Yea ME!
Wait! Not so fast. The next question had me stumped HOW?! How, do I make things better for others? I don’t have money, because you know if you throw money at a situation it helps…..NOT! So, I pondered on, and decided I would let God lead me. I hadn’t come up with the idea in one day so I wasn’t going to solve my “how” in one day.
So what has happened? Everyday situations where I would usually get impatient or angry with someone, I try to have more patience. When I see someone and they look nice instead of passing them by, I pay them a compliment. When I ask someone how they are, I’m really interested, not just a passing good.
So to start on my “how” journey, I’ve found that I need to “CARE” about other human beings first. I need to forgive, smile and move on more. I need to stop holding things in and assuming the worst. It’s important to note that if you feel you’ve been wronged or hurt, chances are the other party feels the same way. One of the hardest things for me is to let others in, and caring for others does that naturally. It isn’t that I didn’t care, but the thought of someone caring for me scared the crap out of me. Sometimes, it’s harder to accept love or gifts than it is to give them. Part of being a good human being is finding that perfect balance.