But today… especially today, it’s worth mentioning a few other gifts that are pretty important too. In fact, they’re essential. But you don’t exactly hand these kinds of things over. You can’t get them in a store or order them on Amazon.
Rather, you collect them over the course of your life.
They are the elements that make you… you.
And hopefully, others will contribute positively along your journey.
So at the risk of pretending I can offer any kind of valuable wisdom about life in general, these fortune cookie insights do resonate with me.
Here are a few thoughts on some gifts that truly matter…
The gift of purpose
And the gift of helping others
The gift of being able to go it alone
And the gift of knowing you’re never really alone
The gift of strong conviction
And the gift of recognizing you’re not perfect
The gift of always believing in yourself
And the gift of believing in something more than yourself
The gift of taking a chance
And the gift of being able to pick yourself up when you fail
The gift of not siding with the crowd
And the gift of knowing your true self
The gift of connection
And of course, the gift of good memories
People much smarter than me talk about being able to live an authentic life.
I guess it’s like that.
If there’s a larger theme at play here, I think it’s simply the gift of making a difference.
Go for it.