As I shared with you a few articles ago, I was quite touched hearing Dr. Barbara De Angeles speak. One of the concepts she shared was an acknowledgment that each of us may be here to bring our gifts to a certain number of people. Some of us are here to positively touch the lives of a few, other are here to touch many.

I found myself deeply respecting her for recognizing that not all of us are here to be best-selling authors, or renowned speakers, or famous Nobel prize winners. Indeed, there are those of us who are here to fulfill our purposes through those means, but not all. We can be incredible, life giving people without being famous.

That might not be the most popular message, but I hear truth in it. What if your purpose is to raise well the incredible child that has come through you? What if your purpose is to bring healing massages to overstressed, overworked people, who need to find greater peace through your loving touch? What if you came here to help people integrate into their new homeland by teaching English as a second language?

Service is the great act of love—the great calling. If you know what you have come here to do and you do it well, and you feel fulfilled and happy in your service—what a great life!

Who are you here to touch? What gifts did you come here to share with them? Are you here to reach many with a light touch or are you here to touch a few deeply? Are you here to be of service to 10, 100, 1000 or a million?

More importantly, are you calling them to you, are you reaching out to them? Do you recognize them when you meet them? Do you look past them as you seek for someone more important? Are you trying to help people who don’t even want your help?

When you quiet the ego and listen deeply inside, do you know the number of people you are here to touch? Do you know who you are here to touch?