Daily Inspirational Message for February 5, 2014


We are but visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.
– Dalai Lama XIV

I often counsel people who are looking for a greater sense of meaning and purpose. Ultimately, I think what they’re really seeking is a way to feel like they are making a difference in the world. You don’t have to be a doctor or a minister or join the Peace Corps to feel this way – there are endless opportunities to cultivate a deep sense of meaning and purpose all around you every day. You can volunteer to work with the homeless, the poor, the ill, the elderly or the abused, or you could simply ask Spirit to guide you to at least one thing you could do that would change someone’s life for the better today, be it a favor, a small kindness, a smile, a helping hand, or simply some words of encouragement.