You were created by the Almighty on purpose. You serve an indispensable mission. Can any message be more empowering and essential?
The Torah teaches that you were created to serve, not to be served. Ani lo nivraisi elah lishamesh es koni… You were not created to have your needs met. After all why would G-d create you with needs just in order to have those needs met?! Seems like an exercise in futility.
YOU are needed! So in every interaction with your spouse, child, client etc ask: what am I needed for… Why did G-d bring me here now… what does He need from me? I am ready and willing!
Try it. It is a recipe not only for meaningful living but for truly happy living… try it!
Rabbi Mendel Bluming