You Were Here


Beyoncé has a song on her fourth album entitled: “I Was Here” where she sings her heart out about leaving a mark in the world as proof she was here. Well, you can do the same thing. I don’t mean you can sing a song like Beyoncé or maybe you can, but you can also say, you were here. You can leave your mark in this world as well. You lived, you loved and I am pretty sure at some point you have helped or touched someone along the way.

Why else do you think you are here? You were placed here on purpose for a purpose so that you can leave your mark on the world as well. You don’t have to be a great R & B singer or movie star, no just being who you are will do just fine. You were given talents and special skills to do what it is you were placed here to do. I know some of you may not quite know what that is yet, but if you took some time to yourself, all alone and just think about what it is that you really, really, I mean really enjoy or what you are really good at that no one else is, then I believe you will find your purpose or if you prefer to call it “your reason” for being. None of us were mistakes, and I can’t stand to hear it when someone says that their child was a mistake. If you were given life, then you were meant to be here. We were all given certain skill sets to share with others. Granted some of us may have the same job or tasks, but you will be the only one that can do it like you do. You have the ability to handle the same job or task in your own special way, with your special skill set which was given to you and only you.

For example – there must be thousands of people working in the customer service field, yet although they may have the same job title or task, they all have that something extra special that they do that no one else does for the customers. Maybe, one is good at listening and knows how to calm those customers with complaints.  Or one is good at telling funny stories that always seem to put a customer in a good mood. Maybe another knows the names and likes and dislikes of all the customers which make the customers feel special. I don’t know what specialty you may have in whatever it is you do, but I know we all have something we specialize in. I think if we believe in what we do and pay attention to what we and do and how we do it, we can figure out our purpose or reason for being here.

The message here is to take those things that you are good at, and it they don’t seem to be working for you at the moment then refocus until it does work for you. You were placed here on purpose, for a purpose and to serve a purpose. If you are one of those people that are always talking down to yourself or feel like you have nothing to offer to others, please stop the negative self-talks and don’t allow any negative talk of you from others interfere or get under your skin. All you need to remember is that you were born for a reason, given special skills for a reason and regardless of what anyone says or thinks about you, the truth is at the end of it all…YOU WERE HERE!   


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