Discovering my purpose in life…

Do I have one?

I read this in my devotional this morning:

To find joy in this day, you must live within its boundaries.

This really hit home with another book I am currently reading The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, I’ll provide a review when I finish it. Hal talks about having a reason to get up in the morning, ones raison d’être if you will. He says that you can have more than one, but you have at least one, and to be honest, I am at a loss to figure out what mine is. I mean I can go with the basic one he states, to be the best me I can be, but I just feel that there is more to it, at least for me.

So what is it? To write the best novel of my time? To be the encourage as many people as I can? It is something that I am really thinking over, because once you know the purpose(s), then everything in your life is supposed to line up with it. My understanding of that is once I know, I am to line up my thinking, my actions, everything to lead in that direction. I would also believe, assuming there is more than one, that that they would all work together.

While reading, and pondering this, it struck me how things always seem to come together. I mean, I’m going through lifestyle changes on the dietary end, and working towards letting go of things. Surely those changes already line up with these purposes!

Ok, now I have and idea of what I need to be coming to terms with, I just have to take a moment and sort it out. Here are a few that I’m thinking would work, and what I think it means.

  • Be the best me I can be (the given one)
    • be healthy
      • eat right
      • exercise
      • keeping my mind sharp
        • study languages
          • French
          • Spanish
          • Coding
        • read
        • write
      • stay hydrated
    • be happy
      • choose to be happy, regardless of situation
      • journal
        • deal with emotions that come up that I do not understand
      • keep in touch with my spiritual side
    • be flexible
      • quit trying to be in control
      • plan, but be ok when things go differently
    • cut out stress
      • let go of unnecessary social media groups
      • cut back on meetup groups
  • To be the best wife I can be
    • provide emotional support for my husband when needed
      • listen without reacting
        • if the topic stresses me out, just say ‘give me a moment’ and then think about it for a while – I always calm down after a while, so no need to just go off with ‘absolutely not!’
      • encourage
    • do what I can to make my husband’s life easier and less stressful
    • show my husband that I appreciate him
      • I know I appreciate him, but he needs to know it
    • be the best me I can be
      • yes – back to the first one
        • cannot be of any use to others if I am not 100%

I feel that there may be stuff missing, but I think it is a good place to start. I think that I can align my actions, and my way of thinking with these, and I think they are intertwined.

Think about what your purpose is. What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning? Do your actions line up with that purpose? I think that when we do have it all working together, that we are able to be happier and more at ease.

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