It’s a common question to ask when you’re invited over to someone’s house for dinner, a barbecue, or any other get –together, “What can I bring?” When we ask this question, we’re stating that we want to contribute something to the event that will hopefully make it better and enhance the experience for everyone in attendance.
Have you ever thought of asking that same question of yourself in the context of:
- Your work
- Your marriage or relationship with your significant other
- Your family
- Your closest friendships
- Your community
- Your life
Just to be clear, I’m not talking about what you can bring in the form of snacks or something to eat. I’m talking about what you can bring of yourself to your life, and the lives of others, that will cause them to be better because you showed up and brought something.
Take your work, school, or community; can you bring leadership, perspective, or vision?
What about your family, friends, or significant other? How would your relationships change if you brought love, encouragement, compassion, grace, or maybe forgiveness?
And how would your life change if every day you decided to bring to it a positive attitude, a sense of humor and adventure, and an eagerness to learn, grow, and apply what you’ve learned to positively impact the lives of those around you?
For me personally, I’m eager to find out!
We all have something good we can bring to our life and the lives of others. Be aware of what you have to offer the world and constantly ask yourself, “What can I bring?” Then once you have determined what you can bring…BRING IT!
There are untold lives waiting to be positively impacted by what you bring; most importantly, yours.