Thursday, January 16, 2014




Don’t get hung up on grandiose ideas of what your divine purpose is in life.  Just allow yourself to live your life today with purpose.  What is on your to-do list today?  Can you do those things with joy?  Can you enjoy accomplishing the tasks of daily life, today?  Stuff has to get done, so you can choose to enjoy it or resent it. Which choice do you think will serve you better?  Live with a sense of intent to be kind, happy, and enjoy yourself and others.  That choice of purpose is enough to make your daily grind worth doing.  There are more days of daily grind than days filled with ecstasy.  That is the cold truth.  But the warm truth is if you live each day with the purpose of being kind, then the day goes by and you won’t notice the grind as much.  Dishes that don’t go in the dishwasher are a daily grind.  But think about that.  So many people don’t even have electricity or water, much less a dishwasher.  Think about the nourishment and delightful tastes in the food that you just had for breakfast or dinner.  It would not be possible without that skillet or pan you are washing.  Yes, be kind as you wash that skillet and notice that if you just pay attention to what you are doing and stop worrying about what else needs to be done, the day evolves into a day of PURPOSE.  

Photo: Pam Smead

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