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Welcome to Wondering Wednesday. This is the post of the week where I give you something to ponder, to wonder about as you move through your day. I also encourage you to post your response in the comment section, if you are so inclined. Frequently by speaking our desires (or in this case writing them) they become more ‘real’ more fine tuned and therefore more easily attainable.
So today’s wondering Wednesday questions is What mark do you want to leave on the world? If you could leave the world with just one piece of information, talent, idea, activity or thought what would it be? I believe we all have a reason for being here a purpose/passion/mission. For some of us that mission is also something we get paid for e.g. teacher, fire fighter, counselor, financial planner. For others it is something we do in addition to what we get paid for e.g. parent, teacher, foodie, musician. Although, I believe we can do what we love AND get paid for it, the most important mission in our live is to figure out what we love and why we are here–regardless of money. Sometimes we get so stuck on “how am I going to paid for this _____?” we can’t be open to answer the question what is the mark I want to leave on the world? FIRST you have to answer that question, THEN you can figure out how to get paid for it.
The mark we leave on the world is as unique as we are. It might start out by being something as broad as: being a good mother, and then as you think about it and gradually peel back the layers, it might be teaching your little girl’s to love and honor their bodies’ no matter the size and shape. OR teaching your children that the environment is dying and we owe it to the world to be good stewards of it’s gifts. Your mark could start out by being to make a healthy meal for your loved one’s and then fine tune it to be: to include variety and health into all your meals so you family learns the power in healthy organic eating. As you think about it and get more and more clear, you will probably develop more than one mark you want to leave on the world.
Thanks to Hampton Roads Partnership for the wonderful picture.