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Personal Stories About ‘Purpose’

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    A River Of Inspiration From The Hindukush Mountains

    “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.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I was in my beginning days in Lahore, Pakistan, where I was ready to step into the practical field, just after...

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    Snow Day

    My dad is stubborn, yet a very loving and caring individual. He and my mom are going through the process of a divorce, so I don't get to see either of them as much as I am used to. I call either of my parents nightly when I am not at their house, see how their day went, talk about my day, the usual stuff. This...

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    Looking Forward

    All of my life i have struggled with finding what i wanted to do with my life. When i was little i used to change what i wanted to be when i grow up. I wanted to be a Ice skater,then dancer, a nurse many more. One day when i was a kindergartner, we had job day. I came home and asked my dad, "How will i know what...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Purpose’

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    Manyang Reath Kher

    Manyang is incredible. We both attended the University of Richmond together, and he involved me in his story one day when he asked me to proofread a grant application for him when I was sitting next to him in the library. Since then, his genuine heart has been apparent in every conversation that I've had with...

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    La'porsha Renae

    La'porsha is my hero because although I have never met her, the courage and perseverance she has soon through her hard times have given me how to do the same because as a 12 year old kid who has been abused as a baby and between to a pulp at school I need all the hope I can get. And seeing her do so well in...

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    Nico R

    Nico is only 14, but he is already working at the local food bank and I've seen him helping strangers doing random things, crossing streets, carrying groceries, pushing wheelchairs. He does this all without expecting anything in return, and the most notable thing he ever told me is, "The thing I get from doing...

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Explore Another Value

COMMITMENT
PERSISTENCE
PURPOSE
RISING ABOVE
GENEROSITY
FORGIVENESS
TRUST
CONNECTING
HEALTH
SHARING
APPRECIATING NATURE
SPORTSMANSHIP
GIVING BACK
RESPONSIBILITY
PREPARATION
COURTESY
BEING THERE
LISTENING
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
LIVE LIFE
HOPE
BELIEVE
INTEGRITY
RIGHT CHOICES
REACHING OUT
JOY
FRIENDSHIP
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LITERACY
CREATIVITY
HUMILITY
PATIENCE
ACHIEVEMENT
SACRIFICE
GRATITUDE
DO THY BEST
SMILE
VOLUNTEERING
PRACTICE
ENCOURAGEMENT
DRIVE
RESPECT
FAMILY
AMBITION
HONOR
PEACE
UNITY
COURAGE
JUSTICE
VISION
MINDFULNESS
PIONEERING
IMAGINE
PERSEVERANCE
COMPLIMENTS
CLASS AND GRACE
OVERCOMING
STEWARDSHIP
GOOD MANNERS
FORESIGHT
MENTORING
OPTIMISM
LAUGHTER
OPPORTUNITY
HELPING OTHERS
CHARITY
TEAM WORK
GREAT MUSIC
LEADERSHIP
SOUL
CARING
DEDICATION
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MOTIVATION
GOOD EXAMPLES
EQUALITY
HONESTY
COMMON GROUND
LOVE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
CHARACTER
LEARNING
INNOVATION
INCLUDING OTHERS
FITNESS
TRUE BEAUTY
COMPASSION
PARENTING
SERVICE
INGENUITY
STRENGTH
DO YOUR PART
HARD WORK
DETERMINATION
KINDNESS
EXCELLENCE
APPRECIATION
DEVOTION
EDUCATION
CONFIDENCE
COMPROMISE
PASSION
CIVILITY
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
INSPIRATION
LOYALTY
GRIT
Pass It On®

I think that many people are frustrated with the fast pace of today. The lacking value most can't pinpoint is purpose. Is what I am spending my time with useful, meaningful? The answer is individual. Facebook, money, work, friends you chose, etc. Is there purpose in this? Good and bad, there is always purpose.
Megan, North Carolina

"The purpose of life is to have a life of purpose."
Ayden Smith, Wahpeton, North Dakota

Do good, and you will feel good! I promise!
Janez Hacin, Geneva

Purpose points us in the right direction.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga

Purpose is why we are here. To make a difference in the lives of others.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins Ga

purpose is a drive that makes us move forward.
lilith, texas