I received an e-mail today from a stranger. She found my website and found it inspiring, she wanted to thank me. She originally found me by googling “chose/choose to be happy”. She found my post How to Choose To Be Happy. It helped her.
To be honest, I was completely surprised that this person found my website. It has been weeks, months since I really updated it. Somehow I lost my way, I forgot all about it during my move to Portland. It’s a sad thing.
This stranger, among other things, wanted some advice on finding a purpose. It made me think. Really think. I’ve been thinking a lot about purpose the last few weeks. Katrina, my fiance, finally decided what she wanted to do. Anyone who knows Katrina knows that she absolutely LOVES babies. Anything related to babies. Pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, parenting – anything! She loves it all. Well, she finally decided that she wanted to start taking the important steps towards becoming a certified doula. I was ecstatic. Sure, we’d have to figure it out financially… but that is not a problem. It’s completely doable.
I’ve been getting really excited for her. We’ve been thinking about all of the extra things we can start doing to make it into a profitable business. Doula classes, pregnancy yoga classes, couple classes, photography/video during the birthing process, birthing tub rentals – so many different things we could offer! Then it really got me thinking… I don’t need to find my purpose. All this time, I’ve had one. It was just hard to pinpoint.
I love helping people. I truly, genuinely LOVE to help people. I love seeing other people get excited about THEIR passion. I love helping them, in any way I possibly can, to get to where they need to go. This entire time I’ve been looking for a “standard” purpose. Woodcarving. Flying airplanes. Reading. Writing. Medicine. Raw food. Sure, all of these are great, all of these interest me deeply… but they’re not my PASSION. There’s a difference. A passion is something that I will go completely out of my way to do. Something that I am ALWAYS in the mood for. For me, that’s helping people in a big way.
If a friend or family member ask me for money – BAM! It’s there. No questions asked. I keep a reserve for this purpose. Even if I have to deprive myself of a few things, I ALWAYS have a savings account just in case. Anyone asks for help? I will always say yes. I am always available. I see someone on the street who needs help? BAM! I’m there. How can I help you? How can I assist you?
These are the things that make me happy. I am genuinely excited to share with people what I know. I love teaching people. I’m a very happy and positive person and I always get e-mails and people who just come up to me to ask how I do it. How do I manage to be so happy most of the time? I am always willing to tell people, to share what I know. I want others to be happy too.
So I think I should keep this website going. I still have no clue where it’s going, if anywhere, but I figure that I should keep it updated with things that mean a lot to me. I’ve gotten several e-mails during the course of keeping this website updated from several wonderful people thanking me for sharing what I know. I don’t want to let these people down. I don’t want them to think I just gave up on it. Who knows if they’re even still keeping up with my posts. It doesn’t matter. I just need to share and keep it out there. Someone will always benefit from it.
Look forward to more posts. Especially healthy posts. I need to get back on tract. I need to keep inspiring others to reach their goals.
Much love to everyone.
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