Inktober Day 30: The Grand Scheme

Ink on sketch paper – lyrics: Barbra Streisand

She is one of the only women to have a hit album every decade for the last six decades. She is an EGOT – Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony – winner. She was told her looks would prevent her from being a success, so she just kept working, recording and proved them all wrong. Barbara Streisand wrote the score for Yentil in 1983 and starred in the movie. This song from the show tells of the main character pondering her place in the world.

I think we all wonder our place, why we are who we are, and what purpose we serve each day when we awake. As we grow up, age and gain experiences we pander how all the pieces fit together to create the life we have been born to live. Why am I here? What are my gifts and my purpose? What can I give the world? Who needs my skills, help, love and guidance today? And how do all the pieces fit together?

It is natural to wonder. It is the human condition to seek answers and wonder about our options, opportunities and what to do with the time we are given. For many people they work with their head down, long, hard days weeks and months to then pop their head up like a mere cat to ponder how it is all going to work and for what reason? These are the times when we have the chance to review, calibrate and move forward with renewed energy and purpose. Otherwise all we are left with are days full of work, bills, moments of adventure and nights hoping to understand how and why we are living this life?

As we draw closer to the end of another year, pondering and planning for a new year tickles our brains. Before making another year’s worth of grand plans, why not take a little time to ponder what went well this year, what didn’t and how to make the next year a better one all around. A few moments, hours or even several days has the power to help us make ourselves better than we were this year. Reviewing helps us understand where we are in the grand scheme of things and how to use our resources better in the future. Because only you can determine where you fit into that grand scheme.

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