My Purpose

There are mornings when I wake, and I don’t dread the day ahead. There’s a slight thrill running in my veins. I enjoy this feeling and wish I could recreate it. Bottle it and save it for a rainy day.

I once believed that if only I had a calling or a mission, it would be so easy to jump out of bed each day. I’d want to walk out the door and help others. Passion would be a part of the package.

(Success is about a happy life, and happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people do not allow the happy moments because they are so busy trying to get a happy life.) Esther Hicks

Now, my bones creak more, and my muscles have less vigor. Aging has brought experience also. I’ve paid attention. There are people with ordinary jobs who do them with the enthusiasm of an artist. I’ve seen love smiling through the eyes of a neighbor. And kindness, I believe is appropriate anywhere.

Maybe you have a unique voice and can say the words which need to be said. One person to one person. One person to one thousand. If you help one person in your life, isn’t it worth it? Don’t hesitate. Our gifts can be lost in the noise, the hatred, and the confusion. Turn off the distractions. Put joy on your list.

Why are you here?

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Author: janetkwest

Although attention deficit and scatterbrained at times, Janet K. West, aka Kay Bailey has managed to publish CROSSING NEBRASKA, a historical romance and has also been published in many magazines. Some of the magazines include Animal Watch, Vibrant Life, Church Educator, and Kid's Ministry Ideas. A lover of learning and a lover of life describes her best.

5 thoughts on “My Purpose”

  1. This is so true, Janet. It’s easy to lose sight of who we are and what skills we have in a world full of noise and constant comparison.

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  2. I think one of the best methods for me is mindfulness. I know a lot of people question it, but it has really helped me to reconnect with who I am. Taking 15 minutes each day without distractions helps to ground myself and keep things in perspective. And trying not to compare myself to people on social media (that’s a tough one!)

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