I Was Here

I want to make a difference in this world, however minute it may be. Whether it’s making someone feel loved, or understood, or inspired, even just for a split second, my entire existence will feel like it was worth it. I’m not money-driven, never have been. Material wealth comes and goes. But if I’m fortunate enough to ever say that I touched someone’s life in a positive way, that experience will be priceless for me. It can’t be measured, it can’t be quantified, it’s a feeling. A feeling of hope. Because life isn’t all about what I can do for myself, it’s so much bigger than me. How I can go about achieving this, I’m not entirely sure. But I do know that I have a purpose and I hope to achieve it before my last breath.

15 thoughts on “I Was Here

  1. This is nice, I’ve always felt the same and feel somewhat out of place in this capitalistic world. Writing here is a great way to make a positive difference to people.

    1. I completely agree Robin, just in sharing my innermost thoughts on my blog I love how I’m able to reach so many people all over the world, hopefully in a way that brightens their day just a teeny tiny bit. 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Sharan. I’ve been subscribed to your blog for a while now – I first started reading in 2015, when I’d launched my own. My output hasn’t been as prolific as yours, but you should know that your writing has variously made me think, smile and reflect.

    On a related note, I resonate with this post as I’m also not financially-driven, and want the world to be a happier place after I leave it. Keep the writing going in 2020, happy new year in advance 🙂

    1. Aww thanks for your lovely comment Karan and thanks for being such a loyal follower! I’m glad that you’ve enjoyed the posts so far and I hope I can keep making you think, smile and reflect in the future 😀 Happy new year in advance to you too and good luck with your blogging journey.

  3. For what it is worth, your blog is one of the few left I continue to follow. I enjoy the things I learn about your cultural background and also the little glimpses into your life. I have definitely been enriched by your blogging. I know it’s not quite the ‘difference’ you’re wanting to make but you do certainly have an influence on others. I’m lucky in that I’ve been a teacher for 27 years and a writer for ten. Both have given me the opportunity to make substantial differences in the lives of others and I have been very content with who I am for many years as a result. It also helped that I did voluntary work in Bangladesh for six years and continue to do so on visits even now – 13 years of doing so! My point in saying all this is to encourage you to get involved in organisations where you can make a difference. It helps to give meaning in your life. I don’t think anyone suffers for giving of themselves to others. I heartily recommend it! 😀

    1. Ah what a lovely comment, thank you Ken, that really means a lot 🙂 Glad to hear that your roles as teacher and writer keep you feeling fulfilled! I completely agree with you, my aim next year is to volunteer more and give back to the less fortunate 🙂

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