It IS a Wonderful Life
Your presence on this earth is essential, indeed. Would that we could all have a night like Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life and discover the truth — how bereft the world would be without us, and how many friends we have. We are not expendable. Every moment we exist gives something that is good to the life and spirit of everyone else.
You may want to challenge this and point out how little you can do to alter the chaos and troubles that our newscasters bring to us 24/7. You may want to point to events and experiences that brought pain and misery to you at one level or another and how the memories of these things reduce your joy in life. You may believe, based on evidence in the world, that you have no power to effect change or increase peace and love in any direction.
You ARE Unique
You would be so mistaken. Most of us have no certainty about our destiny. But one thing you can be sure of, you are not living a trial membership in the human race. You did come here for a reason and there is no one exactly like you on the planet. You are unique, and so therefore is your contribution to this Earth as it spins through an infinite space. Every word you say, every action you take, every thought you have, no one else has in quite the same way. What matters to you in your heart is the essence of who you are and it is meant to be expressed, and known, and shared.
We each have a role to play, and some are on a grand stage while they do it and everyone knows who they are. Others have a quieter role. Each way matters equally. You can conduct an orchestra, be a prodigy in some field, gain fame through talents you have, and bring happiness to a wide audience. You can also live an ordinary life in the town where you were born, go about your everyday life, and never know that the smile you gave the man you passed on the corner one rainy afternoon saved his life, because it gave him a gladness he had lost.
You Are a Light
You have no idea of your impact on others. Most of the time you may assume there is none. The truth of the matter is you are a light to everyone you meet. It is not something you see — it is something they receive.
Let yourself know this.