Clues To Your Purpose

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Here We Go Again

Spoiler alert…here’s another reminder about the importance of your childhood passions, talents, and interests. I know… mea culpa. You may be sick of hearing it.

But it just struck me. So many people ask the question, “What’s my Life Purpose?”

It’s very “in” to ask this question. You don’t hear people asking, “Can I do the dishes for you tonight, honey?” But the former inquiry is hot.

I’m guessing, during your free time, if you have any, you’re probably doing something you like to do or something you’re good at. I’ll take myself as a case in point. I’ve always loved to write, and I’m sitting at the computer writing this blog. At this moment in time, this is my purpose. It will remain my purpose until it’s not. After all, life purpose isn’t supposed to be a life sentence.

The Right Questions

My father once told me, as a trial lawyer, the important factor in the courtroom are the questions you ask. You have to ask the right questions.

So, here’s a question. What does the pandemic have to do with your Life Purpose?

Many days I feel like the cat who described his life with a loving family as, “114 days of confinement”.  I thought this was funny at the time, because it’s so characteristic of felines, but I’m not laughing now!

John Anderson, Anyone?

I’ve always loved music. One song, recorded by John Anderson, called “I’m Just An Old Chunk of Coal” (but I’ll be a Diamond Someday), is one of my favorite country songs.

When I was a guidance counselor for elementary students, I liked to teach life lessons using music and songs. So, imagine my surprise when I read an article about Carol Channing, the famous Broadway legend, including that song on an album.

I was shocked. The star of “Hello Dolly” recorded a country song. I loved the song, and she must have loved it too.

It took me back to the morning I introduced the song to a class of 5th graders. It had a very positive message. After all, don’t we all have little chunks of coal in our makeup? Anyway, one of my students didn’t agree. “I hate country music,” he shouted.

Well, you can’t please them all, and at least he didn’t have a tomato in his backpack.

Your Sacred Gifts

Maybe the right question for all of us might be “What are my sacred gifts and my divine reasons for being on the planet? As I’ve said before, you’re here for a reason.

A friend once told me, “What’s for you won’t go past you.” When the universe, or God, sends you a hint, don’t blink. Pay attention.

So, if you could make up your Life Purpose, what would you want it to be?

The odds are…that’s it. Ponder on that one.

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