The Purpose We All Have

We’ve reached a new month, the month of April!  I know you’re probably exhausted after dealing with April Fool’s Jokes today so I wanted to talk about something more uplifting today, and this month as well.  This month we’ll be taking a look at the topic of purpose.  It’s a topic lots of us are interested in because we all want to feel like we’re doing something in and with our lives.  We don’t like the feeling of floundering through life, we want to make our lives not only feel like they count, but see the results too.

As adults it’s our job to teach the children of the world how to find and live their purpose and when we’re not living ours, or when we’re actively resisting ours for whatever reason, they question if there’s a reason to live their purpose, they don’t understand the value in living their purpose, and they make decisions based on how we make our decisions: without thought to whether it’s in line with their purpose or maybe even their best interests.

But before we dive into our own specific purpose in other posts this month, I want to share with you a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” 

It comes down to the fact that even if you don’t know your specific purpose you still have a very important purpose: make a difference in the world.  Even if life throws you curve balls that make it feel like living your specific purpose is out of reach you’re still able to make a difference in the world and care for others.  What will you do this weekend to make a difference in the world?

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