Dear Life, What is the purpose of life? Have you ever thought those thoughts at least once in your life? The purpose of someone’s life doesn’t revolve around their job or things you write on a list. It doesn’t include your life’s goals or how much money you want to make. Everyone was put on this earth for a reason. It’s the very purpose of your existence. You were chosen for some plan right from the start and it has nothing to do with everyday tasks or life-long strategies. It all boils down to defining yourself with who you are as a person.
Your purpose in life will be vastly different than anyone else’s because we were all made to offer something of value to this world. It’s up to us to discover what that is. You are unique and special and you have a gift that is meant to be shared with everyone. Maybe you know what it is. Maybe you have no clue. So how do you find out what it is that you were put on this earth for?
For some, it’s very easy to figure out why they’re here and they set out to follow that path but for others, it’s a struggle to find out why they were even born. People struggle to just get through everyday life and don’t ever consider what their purpose is. They believe that they are doing it but it goes so much deeper than that. You have to look outside of yourself to determine your reason for being. To look outside of one-self, you have to go within your own mind to determine the big picture of why you were brought into this world.
A good method and a great exercise for the mind are to journal every day. Journaling allows you to write down your innermost thoughts and desires. Over a period of time, you discover new things about yourself that you never knew before. Write down what you are grateful for every single day even when you’re having a rotten day and don’t feel grateful for anything. If you can see, be thankful because there are those that can’t. If you can walk, appreciate the fact that there are so many that cannot. If you have food to eat and clean water to drink, remember that there are so many that go without. It’s a matter of perspective and reflection to who we are and what we have versus the world in general. Everyone has something he or she can be grateful for and it’s our job to recognize it and have empathy for those that are not as fortunate. What you do with that information about yourself is up to you. I know in my heart that if you truly know how blessed you are, one of your purposes in life is to help others less fortunate in any capacity or depth.
It’s important to find out what you’re here for and do what you can to fulfill that purpose before you leave this world. Don’t overlook opportunities to be a productive member of society when it walks right in front of you. You’re bigger than you and it’s your job to find out what you’re bigger about.