National Be On Purpose Month fits right into my chain of thinking.
Many of us turn over a new leaf in January. We exercise, eat healthier, set new goals, and overall we feel energized to start a new year. So, why not fire it off with Be On Purpose Month?
When I saw the Be On Purpose title, it plopped me back down in the middle of a thought that has rolled around in my head for several months. Be real. Just be.
We are busy people. I am not sure what we are trying to accomplish when we barrel down the highway at break-neck speeds, while shouting angry obscenities at the person in front of us, who by the way, is cruising right at the speed limit. Or, we become irritated standing in the grocery store line because it might shave an extra 10 minutes off of our day. So, why not have someone hand-pick and bag your groceries so all you have to do is run into the store, or drive through a lane to pick the goods up? This will allow you to…well…be busier!
Living on purpose, in my estimation, goes being just being. Purpose is summed up in two definitions: the reason for which something is created, or someone’s intention or objective.
Logically, I have no intention of hurrying, or being busier. I embrace the intention to live my life the best that I can live it, not based on my circumstances, but based on who I am and what I was designed for. I am a wife, mother, business owner, grandmother, and a person that loves nature, reading, writing, and (shhh!) numbers (hence the bookkeeping). Where does being purposely busy fit in? Exactly. It does not.
Intentional living, being who we are, notice the word intentional (not just being).
Scratch off being on purpose for one month. Be on purpose this year. Scratch that, be on purpose.
I am on it.