More on significance.
Despite our insignificance, we can do significant things. Especially for those who are insignificant like us. Our insignificance helps us be one with them in their hoping and dreaming, struggling and suffering.
There are times when I feel insignificant in our community, at work, and in the world in general. My contribution, if any, pales in comparison with those of other remarkable people, especially those of leaders, successful people, and people in authority.
But lately, I realized that my insignificance allows me to empathize with all the other “insignificant” people around me. I know their pains. I know how it feels to be insignificant. And my insignificance allows me to connect with them and help them. And from the looks of it, we seem to outnumber significant people by far. That means more opportunities for me to make genuine connections.
Embracing your insignificance means embracing where you are — right there, right now. It is embracing wherever you are planted. Whatever you are asked or called to do. And your seeming insignificance is what makes you significant. At least, for the people whose lives you touch.
You are insignificant for a significant reason.
P.S. For reading this post, you touched my life. And for that, you are significant to me. Thank you.