Don’t try to be useful, be yourself!

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Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I only like to do so when I’m feeling moved and inspired and like I have something to share. The following quote comes from Manuscript Found in Accra, by Paulo Coelho (who also authored The Alchemist, another great book):

“Don’t try to be useful. Try to be yourself; this is enough, and that makes all the difference.
Walk neither faster nor slower than your own soul, because it is your soul that will teach you the usefulness of each step you take. Sometimes taking part in a great battle will be the thing that will help to change the course of history. But sometimes you can do that simply by smiling, for no reason, at someone you happen to pass on the street.
Without intending to, you might have saved the life of a complete stranger, who also thought he was useless and might have been ready to kill himself until a smile gave him new hope and confidence.”

So who have you smiled at lately for no reason?

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