Do you ever imagine what it’s like in other parts of the country or world right at this very moment?  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about California… probably because their weather is a lot like fall year-round.  I wonder what it would be like to have completely different circumstances: to wake up in the life of a celebrity, or a poor child in the Middle East.  There are so many life paths ranging from the extremely fortunate to the depressingly unfortunate.  Is it the job of those with power and wealth to give back?   I think we are all here to do some sort of work and learn valuable lessons.  There will always be those who suffer either by their own hand or the one they were dealt.  I believe that no matter where we fall on the lucky scale, it is our job to lift up others as often as we can.  Give a hug, offer a hand, show a smile, laugh at a joke or just listen to what another human being has to say.  The reward for making a connection with another soul on this earth is beyond what I’m capable of describing in words.  When we connect, our internal light glows a little brighter.

I often wonder if I do enough for others.  I think I am good at being kind and understanding, but what am I really doing that’s making an impact?  How am I making a difference with my existence?   The answer to this, for anyone, is finding your passion.  I think when you find your passion, your purpose is not far behind.  My passions are nonprofit work, filmmaking and writing.  Passions come in all shapes and sizes – it can be a loved one, a cause, a thing, or an interest.  Once you figure out what you love, then you can see in clearer fashion what your purpose here on earth is.   The closer you are to being happy, your life path will become easier to walk.  You will also help clear the way for others who walk with you.  After all, none of us want a life of regret.  It is never too late to feel like you did something important for another person or the world at large.