People often muse about their purpose here on earth, wondering if there is something they are 'supposed to be doing'. Perhaps our true purpose for being here is to simply offer presence, attention and compassion. Maybe we don't need to be a superhero and take down the person or thing that made another cry, or solve their problem, or fix what is broken. Small acts of loving kindness allow us to be a channel of divine grace and to recognize our interconnectedness, and perhaps even to know more about our true selves.
Elizabeth Gilbert wrote: "It is my understanding that the heath of the planet is affected by the health of every individual on it. As long as even two souls are locked in conflict, the whole of the world is contaminated by it. Similarly, if even one or two souls can be free from discord, they will increase the general health of the whole world, the way a few healthy cells in a body can increase the general health of the body."
Life is short. No matter how long you live, it is probably not going to seem long enough, so you might as well appreciate each other and everything around you while you can. Gift someone with a smile and enjoy your good. Speak kindly to others and to yourself. Choose thoughts and words and actions that promote being well. We are all riding on the bus.