Watch raindrops for instance. They fall from the sky, enjoying just a brief time of being an individual drop before they fall into the great pool and join countless others, until one day their essence is pulled back to the sky where all raindrops began. Hopefully, as they fell they landed on a plant and gave it life, or quenched the thirst of someone who needed a drink. I think they would tell you that their purpose was to give themselves to plants and people, but also to splash and babble along the rocks and enjoy as many afternoons in the suns as possible.
Birds wake before the first light and perch to give thankful songs to the sun as it rises. Birds are also loving parents and they care for their young as well as any species on the planet. Not only that, they sing throughout the day, and cheer up anyone in earshot. I think the birds would tell us that the meaning of life is to be thankful, to care for those you love, and to leave a song in the hearts of those who need it.
Flowers lift their happy faces when the sun passes over. They fill the field with fragrance and color, and they offer pollen to the bees, nectar to the butterflies, and a smile to those who walk among them. To flowers, the meaning of life is to offer what you have to give, and brighten the day of those you encounter.
Trees stand each day with leafy arms raised to the heavens. They give shelter to any who would rest with them. They offer protection from the storms, and they give food to those who need it. Even in death, they give warmth and light to those who would gather around them. Being quiet servants is the reason for life if you’re a tree.
The sun rises each morning, and brings all the color for the day with it. His warm yellow rays pierce the dark and warm the fields. Faithfully each morning he rises and shines light, and warms the world. To the sun, the meaning of life is to be faithful to those who depend upon you, and give them warmth. The meaning of life, according to the sun, is to provide warmth and to shine a light into dark places.
The Universe – or one song – is the greatest symphony ever, and to play our part, we are to play the particular note that we are destined to play to the best of our ability. Flowers smile, birds sing, the sun ads warmth, and during our time, we listen to the voice inside ourselves and answer it to the best of our ability. We add our note to the symphony.
Our meaning is to live the life we were meant to lead, and do it to the best of our ability. We look deep inside, find our gifts, ask for our purpose, and our note is to live to the best of our ability. Along the way, we should protect, smile, praise, and try to shine a light into dark places.