Explore the value of Purpose
The purpose that you wish to find in life, like a cure you seek, is not going to fall from the sky. ...I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it's not just divinely assigned.
Michael J. Fox
Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.
Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
We don't beat the Grim Reaper by living longer, we beat the Reaper by living well and living fully, for the Reaper will come for all of us. The question is what do we do between the time we are born and the time he shows up.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big, bold, righteous and eternal.
When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive.
It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.
Mary Flannery O'Connor
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Personal Stories About ‘Purpose’
Snow DaySubmitted by Jessica W.
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...
Looking ForwardSubmitted by HappyHolly
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...
A River Of Inspiration From The Hindukush MountainsSubmitted by Ahmed Hasan
“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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Purpose’
La'porsha RenaeSubmitted by Layla
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...
Nico RSubmitted by
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...
Manyang Reath KherSubmitted by Amalia Kobelja
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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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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.