Explore the value of Purpose
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.
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.
We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.
You are the generation about to come into control and must prepare for this responsibility. Do not fill up your leisure with meaningless activity or with causes. Have the courage to stand aside and watch for a little while. It is more important to know where we are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
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.
Joan of Arc
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Purpose’
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...
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...
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Purpose’
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...
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...
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DO THY BEST
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
DO YOUR PART
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
CLASS AND GRACE
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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.