The Present Is A Gift

The Present Is A Gift

What is your life purpose?

They say the two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you finally discover the reason why you are here…

Now you may know the day you are born, but have you ever taken the time to do a little soul searching to find out what your life purpose is? What makes you happy in life? Not what others tell you what you should do to be happy, but what you really want?

It’s hard isn’t it? One of the most important discoveries in our life is to realize our life purpose.

Does your life purpose have to be your job? Of course not. Having a job is what we need to do to pay the bills, take care of your family, and survive in the world. It’s your job. But do you know your purpose?

Maybe your life purpose is to volunteer at the hospital or feed the homeless. Maybe it’s being a good mother, father, partner or teacher. Maybe it’s to sit in the sun for 2 hours each day and enjoy nature! It doesn’t matter what it is but it will be something unique and special just to you.

But in trying to find our life purpose, we often get stuck in the associations of the past and say to ourselves:
“If only this didn’t have happened to me – then my life would have been o.k.”
“If only I would have gone back to school, got married or had kids later – then I would have been o.k.”
“If only I would have been more assertive on the job or left that relationship – then I would have been o.k.”

If only… Can we change the past? No. But if you focus on it long enough you will find yourself stuck and not able to find your true happiness.

Then there are some of you that spend your time dreaming about your future and you say things like:
“When I am rich or make a million dollars – then I’ll be happy.”
“When I get the new boat, house or car – then I’ll be happy.”
“When I get married and have kids – then I’ll be happy…when I can get rid of the kids… THEN I’ll be happy.”

When, when when…
Why why why…

How many of you are focused right here and right now in the present? It’s hard to do, but it’s where we need to be to live the life we deserve. So each day take the time to reflect on this wonderful saying:

The past is history, the future a mystery, today is a gift – this is why we call it the present.

The past is history. It’s done. But we can still learn and grow from it. The future is not even here but we can create what we want by setting goals and getting focused. Today is a gift. Take the time to find your life purpose this year!

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