#240: Only One Purpose In Life?
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Recently, I came across a card emblazoned with the phrase: "Live Your Life's Purpose."
I quickly realized I disagreed with the phrase. I believe we have many different purposes in our lives, not only one.
Sometimes we serve as a parent, a spouse, a sibling, a friend, co-worker, sports team, club or organization member, a church goer.
We adapt to various purposes every day. But, how well do we represent our different roles?
Do we attack our responsibilities with cheerfulness and enthusiasm? Are we friendly to those with whom we come into contact every day? Are we heroes to our children and a valuable addition to the groups we belong to? Are we dedicated to our spouse and our friends?
Perhaps one of our purposes is merely to encourage others through our words and deeds, our blogs, letters, calls and emails.
Perhaps one purpose is to be available when a neighbor needs a ride to the doctors, like TEDYBEAR2838, who volunteers time to drive seniors to medical appointments.
Or maybe we pose as role models for children by coaching and supporting their sports and other activities. Or helping them learn to read or draw or play a musical instrument. Or simply by playing a game with them.
Yes, we serve in many roles and serve many purposes every day. We may think we don't know our purpose in life but I am convinced if we try we each can compile quite a lengthy list of the roles we play and the various purposes we serve.
What are some of yours?