Ask not what the world needs; rather, ask what makes you come alive and go do that, for what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ Dr. Howard Thurmond
While we are all born with the capacity to live this way, it is unusual to find people with the self-awareness, clarity, confidence, and faith to really do it. We are products of education, cultural training, and parental expectations that tend to push us in pre-determined directions. This week, ask yourself if you are living this related thought by Frederick Buechner: “The vocation for you is the one in which your deep gladness and the world’s deep need meet — something that not only makes you happy but that the world needs to have done.”
More: Read a bio of Howard Thurmond, raised by his grandmother, who had been a slave.
Read the Weekly Green from Week 15 here.
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