No matter the continent, country, of city you visit, you will always find the park benches, trees, or buildings tagged by some person trying to leave their mark. "I WAS HERE" the markings scream. Where does this desire to leave our mark on the world come from? We are not dogs that have to leave our scent to spread the world there is a new kid in town... however, as a human we do have a desire to create and so some how brand the world with our name.
Some people do this through music, some through painted or sculpted art, some through writing, some through sciences. There are many grandiose ways of leaving behind our "I was here" sign. The desire to create is a godly desire. We long to make something that is so distinctly ours.
Today my thoughts are focused on the fact that we do in fact leave our mark on the world. Each day you are carving you mark, your every action whittles away at the very fibers of this earth. I am not talking about our carbon footprints, but our spiritual ones. Some days your only progress may seem more of a mess and less than a masterpiece. Some days your work may cause tears. Other days the crowds may gather to cheer your name for your efforts. But every thing you do will leaves the world changed. Whether or not you leave behind bookshelves filled with your work or walls covered with your art; you will not leave this world unchanged.
We must be as the scouts and leave the earth better than we found it. Make your life and your life's work something you are unashamed to put your name one.
When people see your "I was here." may they be filled with overwhelming joy.
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