I've recently had the privilege of being invited into the lives of others through unique experiences. I've had the opportunity to hear life stories of people who are in the middle of their journey and through listening to their insights, I've been able to gain wisdom, perspective and joy. I've also had the privilege of being able to share my hope and dreams through spoken word, love in action and the receiving of gifts from the most unlikely of sources.
It's been just over two weeks since I last sat down to process the world around me through this blog format. Since then, I must admit that the overwhelming conclusion that I've come to it quite simple: I'm blessed so that I can be a blessing to others.
I heard this analogy once that my life leaves a wake that impacts others. If anyone has ever been on a lake enjoying some sort of water sport, you might understand this image. A wake is a wave or ripple of water that an object generates. A wake is an impression of sorts. These impressions have the ability to impose both positive and negative things on one's surroundings. Like it or not, each of our lives leaves an impression on the world around us...and I'm not talking about only a carbon footprint.
The questions that I find myself asking are along the lines of what sort of hope, impact and impression am I making on others? My life is truly blessed...it's full, it's fun and it's fast. So, do I keep it all to myself, or do I give my life away in service of others? I'm blessed so that I may be a blessing to others. My hope is that the wake that my life leaves would inspire those around me to be a blessing to someone else. What about you, what do you hope for?