Counting My Blessings

On this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for life and the ability to live it to the fullest by being able to chase my dreams and aspirations each and every single day. Knowing that one is chasing and working towards their dreams and aspirations each day is a honor and one which should always be deeply appreciated and prized.
Nothing beats that feeling of springing out of bed each morning, getting ready for the day, making that drive down to work and knowing that its all on ones own terms and not out of obligation month in and month out through thick and thin and through challenging times.
 
I am thankful for all the people who took chances in me this year. I might still be a work in progress but I can assure them that I will vindicate their decision and totally blow away all their expectations when all is said and done.
 
I am thankful for all those who have supported me in one capacity or another through out the past year. I can’t name you all but you all know who you are and for that I am grateful from the very bottom of my heart.
 
I am thankful to God for the health which I have. I know its easy to say I’m young and young people are generally healthy. But health is something which should always be appreciated.
 
In all, I am thankful for the fact that I have the ability to count my blessings and have nothing but gratitude flowing from the bottom of my heart.

Purpose and Challenges

A recurring them in many of  my blog post is the issue of discovering ones life purpose and talents.

I am someone who believes that everyone has a unique gift and purpose but sadly very few discover their purpose and gifts.  Some might have extraordinary gifts and some might have not so extra ordinary gifts – everyone has something.

The reality about life is that  everyone – no matters one state or how much to external appearances all seems to be good – is going to face difficult challenges at some point or another in which they will question many things. Different people have different coping mechanisms to get through. For some it might be spiritual and a faith in a higher power and for others it might be support groups such as family and friends.

But less talked about is purpose and mission. With purpose and mission, one has an idea and mental picture of where one want to go. Thus, one is able to purposely work to substitute a hopefully more satisfactory state in the future with a less satisfactory state in the present.

Furthermore, having a purpose and an idea of where one wants to go is a constant reminder that whatever challenges one faces has an expiration date.  In many ways its a self empowering tool.

Think hard about what your purpose and life mission. Its not a question which can easily be answered in one sitting or in one day and is one which is in a state of constant refinement. But I can assure you that when you have this question answered to a very large degree, you will be better able to handle the challenges which would come your way.

Furthermore, the motivation which comes from ones life purpose and mission along with a faith in a higher power and support groups would make you an unstoppable force capable of weathering many challenges.