Explore the value of Purpose
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.
There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It's why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
I think the purpose of life is to be useful, responsible, honorable, compassionate. It is, above all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.
Joan of Arc
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
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.
Henry David Thoreau
That thing that you do, after your day job, in your free time, too early in the morning, too late at night. That thing you read about, write about, think about, in fact fantasize about. That thing you do when you’re all alone and there’s no one to impress, nothing to prove, no money to be made, simply a passion to pursue. That’s it. That’s your thing. That’s your heart, your guide. That’s the thing you must, must do.
George T. Hewitt
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Personal Stories About ‘Purpose’
Positive MomentsSubmitted by Mmalerato
I was young and never thought that it will all pass,through faith i made it.I was a victim of rape at the age of 15 years,6 months after the incident i founded out that i am infected by hiv.It was difficult but i came to a point of saying as i am crafted for a divine purpose it shall come to pass.I'm living...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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SPREAD YOUR WINGS
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
CLASS AND GRACE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
DO THY BEST
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO YOUR PART
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.