Defining Your Purpose

“Could this be one way of saying what our purpose on earth might be: To give my whole self, attention, good cheer, and desire to do what is right and good into the stream of life for the service of others? What purpose in life helps me to get up each morning and move into my day?”
~ Sister Jane McConnell, O.S.F., in her book Daily We Seek You: Reflections and Prayers for Individuals, Caregivers, and Ministry Teams


Dear readers,

How do you define your purpose? Has your sense of purpose changed throughout your life?

On August 10th in my post “The Helper Who Helps the Helpers” I shared that my current roles were blogger, author, and hospice volunteer. Well, shortly after writing that I had to take a leave of absence from the hospice volunteer work due to the Fibromyalgia flare-up, which is still going on. Dealing with chronic illness and not being able to work is seriously challenging my sense of purpose! So I am asking this question: “What is my aspiration and purpose, now and next?”

For now, I am still a blogger and author, but I need some income!* As a spiritual helper, I work for God and for the Forces of Goodness, and as Sister Jane wrote in the reflection above, I desire to “give my whole self, attention, good cheer, and desire to do what is right and good into the stream of life for the service of others.”

Given my physical limitations and ongoing challenges with accepting things as they are now, it is hard for me to get up in the mornings feeling good cheer, but I am determined to master this situation and to somehow be of service to others.

Do you wake up in good cheer? What purpose helps you get up each morning?

I hope you found this post helpful…

With much love,


* If you are able to make a contribution to my writing work, I will be so grateful. Here’s the link: Donate.


Photo by Melanie Kreutz on Unsplash.


3 thoughts on “Defining Your Purpose

  1. Teja, You do give your whole self and good cheer daily. I appreciate your efforts and words. FM is a mysterious trouble. My guess is vigorous exercise and perhaps Filipino Massage (squeeze the skin hard; stimulate the fascia) help. As to money, I haven’t figured that one out yet either. Take a break. Be as kind to yourself as you are for others.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Byron Bradley!

      I’m so happy to hear that you appreciate my efforts and words… It really helps me to keep inspired when someone gives me just a little feedback like that… I appreciate your words very much.

      And yes, FM is a mysterious trouble for sure. Vigorous exercise is actually not a good thing for Fibromyalgia… I wrote to you about that in a previous comment, but now I’m realizing maybe you never saw that comment! I will have to email it to you! 🙂

      Thanks again for commenting, it means a lot to me. ❤


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