n 1: a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or
furtherance of an effort or purpose; “my invaluable
assistant”; “they hired additional help to finish the
2: a person who helps people or institutions [syn: benefactor]
Source: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Well. I’ve been doing some soul searching this week. Ok, really, I’ve just been watching Oprah’s Life Class. The message that this woman, who has been a presence in my life for as long as I can remember, is trying to drive home to all of us is, “Who are we?” And, “What is our purpose here?”
It’s funny to me that we all go through our day to day without really tapping into all this energy that surrounds us, available to lift us up to the greater good that is this thing called life.
It’s the eternal quest for many.
For me, it’s always been about who I am in a role: mother, daughter, and wife. I knew that these roles didn’t really define me, but was never able to see past the titles. Well, guess what! I finally had my “aha” moment too! (Thank the Lord!)
I am simply a helper. As defined by Webster’s Dictionary (see above). Quite possibly you could add control freak in there somewhere, but ultimately a helper.
It’s plain and simple: I get a kick out of helping others achieve their life goals and passions.
I have worn the hat of a helper in many different aspects: teacher, student, volunteer, assistant. The answer to that ever burning question for me is finally clear.
And then I realized just how lucky am I that I have the ability to work with people to help them achieve their success. To help them answer the question of who am I? (Wow! This really is exciting!)
As well as being a helper, I realized that I have a passion for the creative; I like to “mix it up” a little. And then I saw the connection for me: I get to help and still continue to learn new things and wear some hats I haven’t even tried on yet!
We all have a purpose here. It takes some of us longer than others to realize what that purpose is, but that’s ok. When you do have your “aha” moment it seems like it’s been there all along. The answer to the elusive question defined.
So then…. how may I help you?