I’m not Rosa Parks, nor am I Joan of Arc or Claudia Ehrhard. Sometimes I think I’m wasting my life making art that no one cares about. And then I look at my three gorgeous rescue cats and my loving husband, and I wonder if I really have to do something on the same grand scale. Am I allowed to just be myself and be happy, or do I need to change the world? What is our purpose, and can I decide that being kind to everyone I meet is mine?
In a world that often values extraordinary achievements and monumental change, it’s easy to feel insignificant. But the truth is, not everyone needs to be a historical figure or a world-renowned artist to make a meaningful impact. Sometimes, it’s the small moments of kindness, the connections we make with others, and the love we share that create a life worth living.
By shifting our focus away from grandiose accomplishments and towards the smaller, everyday actions that bring joy and positivity into our lives and the lives of those around us, we can embrace a sense of purpose that feels authentic and true to who we are.
When we are present in the moment, enjoying our relationships, and being kind to those we encounter, we are creating a positive ripple effect. This might not be the kind of impact that makes headlines, but it is just as important.
So, can you decide that your purpose is simply to be kind to everyone you meet? Absolutely! By embracing this mindset, you’ll find that happiness and fulfillment come naturally. It’s not about trying to change the world on a massive scale, but rather recognizing that the world is made up of countless small moments, and it’s in those moments where we can make a real difference.
It’s time to celebrate the beauty of life’s small moments and cherish the connections we make along the way. In doing so, we can create a world filled with kindness, love, and happiness—one small act at a time.