January 30, 2017


“Everyone has a purpose in life……a unique gift or special talent to give to others.
And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.”

Deepak Chopra

I just spent 3 lovely hours with a dear friend Wendy whose very unique gift, amongst many other gifts, is to listen. Wendy has that unique gift of being comfortable with silence, letting me find my way and my words, and deeply understanding who I am. Everyone deserves to have a Wendy in their lives.

What is your unique gift? Think about it. Ask your partner what they think/see/feel is unique about you. Think deep inside yourself about what it is you do or say that gives you ecstasy as Chopra puts it, or even pleasure or joy . Breathe into yourself and let your intuition fill you with the knowing of what you might have to offer friends, family, neighbours, any others, during this time of so much unrest, dis-ease and uncertainty;  waiting for the next crazy move by the President of the United States.

Holding onto the belief that everyone, every single person, has a purpose and a meaning and can uniquely contribute to the preciousness of life is important for all of us to be doing right now. Actually even Trump has something important to offer: the voice of the disenfranchised. He has carried his voice and his words and his sentiments to insane extremes, but it behooves us to listen. Big boys with a lot of power and a lot of entitlement who ultimately are afraid of what they may have to lose.  The temper tantrums and throwing around power covers up a lot of little child fear.

What are bullies afraid of?  My guess would be they tend to be afraid that in fact they are vulnerable, that they may not be seen or understood. Trump is making sure he will be seen. But there truly are many of us who do not understand him.  Wendy and I were talking today about Quakers. I know very little about them, but I do know they, like Wendy, are comfortable with silence. They wait until there is consensus.

What might it look like to sit in a room waiting for Trump to run out of words……I really do wonder what a roomful of Quakers would do with him. I wish there was an opportunity to find out.

Remember your unique gifts and share them with generosity. You are in this time and this place, as this moment, for a reason. Take time to be curious about what your purpose might be.


  • I am very grateful for Wendy’s friendship and wisdom
  • I am very grateful for a day of peace today as I walked Aimee, my dear 11 year old puppy and allowed myself to be introspective.
  • I am grateful for food already cooked to be warmed up for tonight’s supper
  • I am grateful for Canada and a feeling of sanity as I continue my life here
  • I am grateful I love to write.

Blessings, I wish all of us peace, joy and hope. Nancy



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