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Personal Stories About ‘Purpose’

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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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    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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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Purpose’

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