I echo the words of author and coach Iyanla Vanzant in her 2000 book, Until Today for her view of service.
And I quote:
“The greatest service I can offer is standing confidently in my power.
It does not serve you or the world for you to behave as if you are powerless. You can think yourself into and out of any situation with which you are confronted. You have the ability to speak for yourself. You can defend yourself!
Promote yourself. Encourage yourself. Teach yourself! Correct yourself. That is power. You have a heart. Through it, you can experience love, grief, compassion, empathy, joy, peace, and an entire realm of emotions that let you know that you are alive.
While you are alive, you can create, destroy and rebuild something as insignificant as a Lego house or something as significant as the capital of a state. You can create another life! Through that life, you have the opportunity to share words of compassion, to express feelings of love, to know the joys of sharing, and to experience the wonderment of seeing life grow before your eyes. That is powerful! You are powerful!”
Meet a woman who has for years lived to serve. Her service is her power. Her power has been felt on several continents. Her passion fuels her power to improve the quality of life for children with special needs. Meet Rotary International member and ambassador, Meesh Peters.Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.