Monday, January 11, 2021

Monday Morning Inspiration/Purpose

A very late Happy New Year!

When our world as we knew it seemed to end last year, I had my moments of shock, and then I decided to focus on what I could do, and not on what I couldn't. As it turned out, I had a spectacular year. Yes, there were moments that were especially difficult. Some of you may remember that a friend of mine died on May 6th(not from COVID), and I am the executor of her estate. Trying to get anything accomplished was so very difficult with all the COVID restrictions. There was one moment when I felt that I just could not do it. But, I allowed myself the moment, then grabbed my boot straps, and figured out ways to accomplish what needed to be done. I'm not finished yet, but close.

Although I had a wonderful year, I have questioned my life, and have had moments where I have felt great despair. Maybe you have as well. I came across this, and it spoke to me in such a profound way, so, for my first post of this new year, I thought I would share it. I hope that it will touch you as it has me :)

"What is my purpose in life?" I asked the void.

"What if I told you that you fulfilled it when you took an extra hour to talk to that kid about his life?" said the voice.

"Or, when you paid for that young couple in the restaurant? Or, when you saved that dog in traffic? Or, when you tied your father's shoes for him?"

"Your problem is that you equate your purpose with goal-based achievements. The universe isn't interested in your achievements...

Just Your Heart.

When you choose to act out of kindness, compassion, and love, you are already aligned with your true purpose."       

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  1. It is profound indeed. In the past I have often fallen into the trap of measuring myself by what I have or haven't accomplished. It seems to be an almost universal way of looking at things, as I found when I was recently helping someone else write an obituary. His writing was entirely about what the deceased person had accomplished in her life. I suppose that's the standard for obituaries these days. I was able to add in more about who she was, what she was like, and what she would be remembered for. In fact after all that I decided that going forward I would think about my own obituary and what I would like to see in it. And then try to live up to that.

    1. What a lovely way to think about our lives, and to live with purpose.

  2. Happy 20- TWENTY-ONE! WoW .. hard to believe the years can be so fleeting. I enjoy your IG posts .. you've got a splendid, wonderfully made, unique wardrobe. I'd like just half of your closet space .. LOL.


    How many yards will you buy? Be honest now.. hahaha. Have fun.


    Can't wait to see the end results.


    1. Hi Joy :)
      Happy 2021!
      I looked at the fabric, it's adorable. But, I am truly trying to keep focused on what I have. A challenge, but so far so good!

  3. Thank you, Rhonda. May you have a wonderful 2021.

    1. Thank you Tonil. Wishing a wonderful year!!! :)

  4. thank you for getting back to what matters Rhonda. I admire you for that.

    1. Thank you Julie. In the end it really is about the lives we have touched :)