“Whatever your purpose… embrace it completely. Get lost in the clouds every now and then so you never lose sight of God’s wonder.” … Paul Vitale
Like a lot of people I used to wonder what the heck I was here for. I wanted to know my Purpose-in-Life. I hoped it would be a good one … but simultaneously I really hoped that it would be something that I could actually do! I have to admit that this Purpose-of-Life thing was pretty intimidating to me … after all … who was I to have some integral part in Capital “L” Life’s big scheme of things?
It turns out that I spent a lot of time worrying about nothing. Bit-by-bit Life started to reveal Its intended path to me and lo and behold it is filled with … not only things that I love … but also aspects of me which I was already discovering and uncovering within myself. I have since figured out that this Doing-things-that-bring-us-Joy approach is pretty standard for Life. It turns out that we’re actually supposed to like our path. Who knew!??! And further to that the more joy with which we throw ourselves into the fray the more Purpose we embody in the world!
I absolutely LOVE what I’m doing these days. My capital “P” Purpose turns out to be talking, writing and sharing Perky Polly and Sunshine Sue with others. (It would certainly seem like Life knew what It was doing when it gave me this new career.) Life keeps directing awesome and helpful people into my life … to teach me … to share the journey with me … or to direct my attention to any new road signs which I had missed. The road that led to this new highway may have been rocky and strewn with potholes … but it was worth every moment spent there. Every day Miss Perky, Ms Sunshine and I “get lost in the clouds … so that (we) never lose sight of God’s wonder.” Wow … what a view! … Well I’ve got to run … Life is strapping parachutes on the girls and it looks like we’re off on yet another adventure. Geronimo!!!
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone.