A Message Uniquely for Me

by jon on May 6, 2013

So I turned 32 this past week. And I received a card with the below message from my amazing co-workers. Here is what it said on the front:

“We didn’t come here to fit in.

We came here to be who we are.

We didn’t come here to work.

We came here to live our dreams.

We didn’t come here for the stuff.

We came here to love each other.

We each came here with a purpose

that is uniquely our own.”


Then on the inside it said:






I was blown away. My first reaction was did they have it custom made or was it from an Avett Brothers song?

There is nothing better than being at a place where I can be who I am. I definitely let out a Coldplay yell (the refrain from Viva La Vida if you don’t know me) once I got the card. And I am at a place where I am really living my dream. I came to make a difference that starts with loving people. And there is no accident that I am in the place I am right now. Because I get to fully live out my purpose each day. And I don’t ever want to forget that. I just want to make the biggest impact I can but also be the most down to earth person I can be. And what I am doing is just the game I choose to play. So it is no more important or less important than what anyone else is doing.

But I am sure having a lot of fun. And I want everyone around me to thrive in the process. So at 32, I am just excited to see what shows up this year. And I am so appreciative of all the amazing friends, co-workers and family in my life. And appreciative of a greeting card that seemed to have a message uniquely for me. Or was it a message for everyone?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Bridget B. May 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Happy Birthday once again and thank you for sharing this beautiful card. I’ll add myself to the everyone list of who the message might be for as it resonated with me and was oh so very timely. Thank you for sharing.


jon May 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Thank you Bridget. I too think it is for everyone. Especially for someone like you. Hope you are well!


war of the green lanterns May 8, 2013 at 4:36 am

You really make it appear really easy with your presentation but I
to find this matter to be really something that I think I might by no means understand.
It sort of feels too complex and very huge for me. I’m taking a look ahead for your next post, I will attempt to get the hang of it!


Carole Levy May 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Happy Birthday, Jon! Enjoy this new year of being fully yourself! I love your sharing.


jon May 27, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Thanks Carole! You are the best!


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