“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”

– Mr. Rogers

Self-mastery is not for myself. Personal growth is not for my own benefit. Each of us has been given something precious. A gift of will and mind and heart that can be used for amazing good, or unspeakable evil.

To form ourselves is not so that we can shine, but so that when we shine, our light will bring light to others.

We don’t get this again. This is it. Why do we use this precious time that we have for anything other than good? Why do we let anything distract from giving of ourselves to those around us, to help heal our broken world?

My challenge to myself, and my challenge to YOU, is this:

  1. To realize the immense power that lies in your hands, for good,
  2. To treat that power like the treasure it is, developing it into a force to be reckoned with, and
  3. To share that power and share that good in the specific way that YOU were created to shine.
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