Day 22 ~ February 21 ~ Mission
“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” ~ W. Clement Stone
“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
“To discover your mission and put it into action - instead of worrying on the sidelines - is to find peace of mind and a heart full of love.” ~ Scilla Elworthy
We're all meaning-seeking creatures. If we plumb deeply enough into our hearts, down to the most elemental parts of ourselves, invariably we'll find a purpose - a mission, if you will - sitting firmly embedded there, a mission against which we measure the value of everything we do. Having a mission to which you're committed will perhaps influence your ability to be happy more than almost anything else. Your mission will provide you access to more power, courage, and strength than you ever knew you had.
Why am I here and what am I here to do? What is my purpose? How do I make a difference? Today I consider that the answers to these questions are woven into the fabric of my nature, my values and beliefs, and what I am willing to take a stand for.
Write down what you stand for in your life. Choose an activity that would make your home, school, workplace, or community a better place, and would symbolize a commitment to the people there. Plan and take the steps to carry out your project.
Action for Teens
“My life is my message,” Gandhi said. Gandhi’s mission was to be nonviolent. What is your life’s mission? Think about what you want to bring to the world. What are your intentions? Write down some of your ideas.
Action for Children
Make a collage from pictures in magazines of all the things you would like to do and experience in your life.
“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~ Richard Bach
“We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.” ~ Abraham Maslow
Farah Essam Badaway, age 12, Egypt
Peace Pals International