Dan is standing in for Linda this week with the prompt for SoCS. He suggests one, two, or all of the following three words: inspire/aspire/expire
So I hope to inspire you with the following Stream of Consciousness.
Sometime before I expire I aspire to inspire some bloggers and other readers to set reasonable aspirations for themselves and strive to fulfill them to the place that they will hear “Well done, Good and Faithful Servant” on the day of the expiration.
First one should be honest and accountable for his abilities. The Bible describes this situation in the form of Talents give to each person. Some people are blessed with ten talents; others, five talents; and others only receive one talent. I have no reason to believe so but I do believe most people are one talent people. The world needs these people performing at their best. We would be in a mess if everybody were ten talent. Can you imagine how we would flood the world with too many ideas and not enough one talent people to get the job done!
This causes a lot of envy and strife because too many people with one talent what what the ten talent people have. However, the eternal rewards will be the same based on how well one used his talent(s). Many one talent people will have achieved their aspirations before they expire. Many ten talent people will die never having been inspired to aspire to their true abilities.
Me? I have to be honest about what I have done in this life; I am getting near the end. I am not a ten talent person. I would be miserable if I tried to do what ten talent people can do. I do think I have had five talents because I have had several different paths in which I have walked and I thoroughly enjoy/enjoyed all of them. – Well, one I never achieved. I always wanted to play the piano; never made enough sacrifice to do that. I no better than a “get-by” cook, but I never aspired to be one.
I do believe I had a ten talent sister. I believe she heard the “Well Done, My Good and Faithful Servant.” How can one want more!
A rule in SoCS is to not edit. Great! Don’t have to proof this one. Thanks, Dan, for keeping us on the move with this challenge this week. https://lindaghill.com/2021/10/01/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-october-1-2021/