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Thursday, May 28, 2015

PURPOSE

Sometimes I know we struggle with the meaning of life. “Why am I here?” “What is my purpose” There could be many answers.

Mom didn't use birth control.... the stork delivered to the WRONG address.... space aliens forgot to bring me back on board the ship before they left....

Some days, it's easier to focus on what we AREN'T.

I'm NOT helping the world be a better place.
I'm NOT influencing anyone to better themselves.
I'm NOT John Wayne, so I'm never the hero.
I'm NOT smart enough to succeed.
I'm NOT going to ever have a job that I love again.
I'm not the person I want to be.
I'm not wealthy enough to make a difference.
I'm NOT attractive enough to find my soul mate.
I'm NOT young anymore.
I'm NOT going to ever have children.
I'm NOT going to ever be done with the dishes.

I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. You probably have thought these same things a few times. Feeling down is, I think, part of the human condition, for some, more than others. The key to eternal happiness is to limit the “down” times when they DO pop up.

Having a purpose goes a long way to fighting off those depressing, bleak, and dark days. When you are in the middle of a period of unexplained sadness, it MIGHT just be a matter of perspective. Those same feelings listed above, on a good day, would probably be seen much differently....

I AM helping the world be a better place by being a compassionate, caring human being that wants to make everyone smile and feel interesting.

I AM influencing others to better themselves by letting them know they matter. I give compliments when deserved, support a healthier lifestyle so they can live a better and longer life, plus I strive to do my job as good as I can so that the customers can make the best decision for THEM.

I'm NOT John Wayne.... I'm ME and I am PROUD of who I am and what I do.

I'm smart enough to know that success isn't best measured by IQ.

I can love my job again by being great at whatever I do.

I'm NOT the person I WANT to be, but I am striving to be better than I was yesterday and will be even better tomorrow.

I am wealthy enough with time I can volunteer, with a few dollars that will help a good cause, and with experiences I can share with those that have not lived and learned as I have.

I'm ME. If I don't like the way I look, I will do something about it or be comfortable with who stares back at me in the mirror. If that means I don't have a spouse or significant other, I can STILL be happily ever after by myself.

I AM older.... but WISER and I like being smarter.

I AM childless, but that doesn't mean I can't have an affect on the youth of our country. There are many organizations that I can devote time that will be focused on helping kids cope in today's world.

Recognizing the mood swings and doing what you can to balance out the negative vibes is half the battle. The OTHER half is actually DOING something for someone else. Once we live beyond our own needs, life
opens up a door to satisfaction and contentment that will only close when YOU slam it shut. The good thing is, YOU can open it again any time you need to. That's called peace of mind.

Oh... the dishes???? I give up.... the sink MUST grow dirty pots, pans, and plates.





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