Who Are You? And why are you here?

Who are you and what are you doing here?  The answers to these two questions have more to do with the happiness, joy and love you experience in this life than any other questions that could possibly be asked.

I once heard of a university professor who informed his class that their grade for his class would be determined by their answer to his test question:  “Who are you?”  The students were given one week to think about their answer.   On the day of the test the students came prepared to answer the question; however, the professor handed each student a list of things they could not use to answer the question.  “I’ll be back in one hour to collect your tests,” said the professor as he left the class room.

  • You cannot use your name
  • You cannot use your sex
  • You cannot use your family or friends
  • You cannot use your talents
  • You cannot use your height or weight
  • You cannot use your race
  • You cannot use the color of your hair or eyes
  • You cannot use your occupation
  • You cannot use your religion
  • You cannot use your affiliation with any club or fraternity
  • You cannot your accomplishments
  • You cannot use your pets
  • You cannot use your possessions

The students who were prepared to write all about who they were based on items listed as prohibited, were left dumbfounded about how to respond to the question.  Now, let me ask you…..”Who are you?”  As you answer that question, do not use anything on the prohibited list.  This forces you to think deeply about who you are.  My next blog will answer the question based on my own life experience, but until then, your assignment is to decide who you think you are and what you think you are doing here.

For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’ “Once you know who you are and what you’re doing here, your life takes on a whole new meaning and peace abides with you.”


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About Earlynn

Earlynn is a spunky mother, grandmother and yes, even a great grandmother. I have always been drawn to things spiritual from the time I was very young. Over the years I have read, studied and prayed that God would use me to bring comfort to troubled minds. That is my purpose more than anything else, but along the way I have also lived a very happy life. I love my family....5 children, 5 inlaws, 18 grandkids and four great grandkids. I am a master cake decorator, I love gardening, I am passionate about health and nutrition. I love parties and gatherings of family and friends. I love cooking and at least twice each year I host dinner for 50. I love writing, teaching and public speaking. I love my sweetheart. We met when we were only 10 years old and will soon celebrate our 50th anniversary. Everything I do is centered on my spiritual beliefs and I know love is the answer to all of life's problems. Join me on my web site as we explore many ideas, laugh a little and love a lot.
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