I was supposed to have yesterday off. I was given the option to go in and make some extra coin, so I gladly accepted. The night before, I had spent time catching up on my networking and had opted to write my post in the morning. On my days off, I usually make time to sleep in a bit and still get my post done in the morning, but work was calling. Not wanting to be thrown too far off of my writing regimen, I took a trip to Barnes & Noble after work. I was looking for that inspirational atmosphere where I could get some writing done–there’s no better place than one where you’re surrounded by books. At first, I didn’t quite know what I wanted to write about, so I took some time to people watch, and then it hit me.
I was meant to go to work yesterday.
I don’t mean that I was meant to work because of the money–even though that was definitely the goal. While I was there for one purpose, I think I might’ve stumbled upon another purpose. A customer told me that I did such a great job because I cared about helping people and it showed. I hadn’t done anything out of my ordinary for this particular, I gave him the same attention to detail as any other customer. He wasn’t the first customer to share this sentiment, but somehow it resonated with me at that moment.
Every day, I’m working to find my life’s purpose. A lot of this searching is done inward, but I’ve learned a lot from other people as to what it could be. I’m still in the beginning stages, but I’m beginning to think that people are my purpose. I get so much joy from helping others, I like to know that I have the power to make a difference in someone’s day. If I can make my mark on a single day, just imagine what I could do to make a difference in an entire life! How would I make this happen? I have not a single clue, however, I do feel that yesterday’s confirmation makes me want to dig deeper to find out how I can be of use.
I could’ve stayed home. I could’ve been writing a post about something completely different. I was meant to be in that place at that exact time. That’s the beauty of living in the moment and letting each move speak to you. That customer thought he was simply complimenting my customer service skills, but he did much more. Now I know for sure that I have to keep following the crumbs that are guiding to the life I’m meant to live. I keep hearing the same messages repeatedly. There has to be something to the message, but the question remains:
How do I get to my purpose?