We are here to find meaning in our lives; we're here to discover--why we are here.
This is not meant to be glib.
Are we really here to simply go through the stages of our lives, to age, buy things, raise kids, work---ahhhh, work. Don't get me started.
We are here to engage one another. We're here to know our meaning through our interaction and connection with others. We are here to listen, to challenge, to inspire, to empathize and relate.
We're here to support and be fascinated by the thoughts and perceptions of others, to broaden the foundations on which our beliefs are based, to honor and affirm the uniqueness and beauty of every person who shares our multi-chapter journey in this life.
We are not here, to walk into our office in the morning and not say good morning to the people we see every day, at the same time, in the same place. We're not here to get in an elevator with others and quietly stare at the floor til our car reaches its destination. Nor are we here to pass through a doorway and come face to face with a stranger without as much as a nod, a smile or Hi.
So, get out there. Lift someone up today. Give. In doing so, you will invariably lift yourself.