A Huge Responsibility
Monday, July 27, 2009
I had the rare chance of viewing myself through someone else's eyes today. That is special because I was surprised at how some of the little (and I really mean insignificant) things that I do/say touch people.
Early this morning, I heard my name on the radio. I don't know if any of you listen to 104.9 The Fox (you SHOULD if you don't), but I left a comment on the Stafford and Frigo blog a while back. It was a compliment, but it really was not a big deal. Just a quick note and sincere words. Well, I was floored when Trey read that on the air this morning. He and Jim really acted like that small comment really made their day. Guess what? THAT made my day! It always makes me feel good to make someone smile. I felt all sunshiny inside.
Several times throughout the day I logged on to Freedom From Smoking. This was a big day for me, as it has been 1,000 days since I had a cigarette. I expected a lot of applause from my old friends. I did not expect the comments that the newer folks left. Geez, I really do not do anything but respond to posts. It is similar to what I do here, but sometimes I am talking to people in crisis. Anywho, I was touched every time I logged in to those discussions. More sunshiny feelings.
Sometimes I get to thinking my life is pretty meaningless. I stay busy. I have a good job and a loving family. But I really never felt like I have a purpose. It is almost like God forgot to make a plan for me. If I got hit by a truck tomorrow, a few people would be hurt, but the world would not suffer any loss without me. These words today make me believe I do have a purpose after all. It is to make people smile.
That is a huge responsibility, Lord, but I am up to the challenge.