You may be good, but what are you good for?
Stephen R. Covey
There have been times that I’ve questioned myself and asked, what good am I? I think we all have doubted ourselves at times and had feelings of inadequacy at some point in our lives.
All through the busy years as mom and a housewife, I rarely thought about it, but when my children all left home, I began to question just what my purpose in life was. I guess the empty nest syndrome hit me big time. I felt at a loss because all of the sudden there were no big meals to fix or anyone under my care. I had the house to myself and it took time for me to adjust. About the time I felt I’d adjusted, the grandchildren came along. A new purpose had entered my life.
The thing I discovered during my adjustment period was that we can’t expect others to fulfill our purpose in life. We need to base what we do on our own feelings of self worth and not on what others need from us. The old saying that we should bloom where we are planted is so true. Whatever circumstances we are in there is always a way to live a good life.
Like a flower that grows through a crack in the concrete, sometimes we have to make the best of our situations and bloom where we have been planted. Even if you find yourself planted under some concrete at the moment, look for the crack in the concrete to find your way out.
And despite all odds, choose to bloom anyways.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.