Thursday Thoughts #8: Purpose

If you don’t decide what your life is about, it defaults to what you spend your days doing.  
~Robert Brault

Thursday Thoughts

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I love learning more about my fellow bloggers. So I created a weekly blog link up, which happens each Thursday. To do this, I post a word prompt the day before (on Wednesday so you can have your blog ready on Thursday).  I will also post next week’s word on the bottom of my own Thursday Thoughts post each week.

All you have to do to join in each week is to write a blog post about that this week’s word.  Come back here on Thursday (like today!) and enter your blog address into Mr. Linky below so others know who else participated and we can all visit other blogs. Please leave a comment too! And please feel free to use the button above!

Please note: If you don’t write a blog post and participate, then please do not put your website address in Mr. Linky. It’s only fair to other people. 

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I truly believe that each of us has a purpose in life. Whether we are in this world for 90 minutes or 90 years, there’s a purpose. I’m not sure if I’ve found my purpose yet. I feel like it is still out there. When I was younger, I truly thought I’d partner with St. Jude Children’s Hospital and open up a summer camp for children with life-threatening diseases. I thought that was my purpose in life.

While I’d still love for that to happen, I doubt it ever will because my life hasn’t gone in that direction. And while I’m sad that it probably won’t happen, I’m okay with it because other things have come into my life that I never dreamed of.

Right now, I feel my purpose is to bring joy and support to others’ lives. Whether that is making them smile or lending an ear, I feel that’s what I’m supposed to be doing right now. However, I’m struggling with that lately as I spiral into a struggle just to stay positive in my own life. So much has not gone right lately that it’s tough. I absolutely have fantastic things going on in my life and those things are what keep me from going into actual depression.

I think purpose can change throughout your life. And your purpose may not be the same now as it was 10 years ago or will be in the next five years.

What does purpose mean to you?

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 Next week’s word: Simplicity
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