If you read this blog often, you know I love a good quote. I collect them and use them every chance I get. Here’s my latest favorite:

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

–Howard Thurman quotes, Philosopher and Theologian

If you like this quote as much as I do, I have a challenge for  you. For the next week, observe yourself to see what makes you come alive. With that in mind, I’ve come up with my own list:


  • natural beauty–taking a walk by the mountain stream near my home
  • writing and getting into the flow of creativity where I lose track of time
  • visiting with my daughters or visiting with good friends where we talk about deep, interesting subjects
  • playing with our animal family (2 dogs, 3 cats)
  • watching a really good movie or reading a great book
  • anything that makes me laugh. I love to laugh
  • Howard Thurman quotes

What about you? What makes you come alive?


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