What’s The Purpose?

What’s the purpose?

I don’t know.

But I know there is one.   There is a purpose for each of us.  And for each of our stories.

Our perceptions of life vary.  I have strong beliefs regarding mine.

So here’s a few.

There is good in this world.  There is pure goodness.

There is wicked evil in this world.

Good will always win.   Maybe not each moment.  But good will always reign over evil.

I don’t understand the sad and horrific things that happen.  And I don’t think I’m supposed to understand.

I will never be sorry for loving someone so much it hurts to lose them.   I will gladly carry that as a part of my love for them.  I would rather hurt in loss, than not.

We won’t get through this life pain free.   We just won’t.

And when we do hurt, it’s okay to cuss.  To scream. To want to punch the hell out of something.

It’s okay to yell at God.   He created that ability for us.  He knows we have a voice.  And He is able to hear us.

No matter what someone’s story is, it’s worth knowing.  No one should get through life without someone wanting to read their story.  So write your story.  And read someone else’s.

There is no perfection.  Not in this world.  There are those who are damn close to it.  But perfect isn’t achievable here.  If it was we would have been building on it all along and by now been a perfect race of human beings.

Since we can’t be perfect, we need to be forgiving.

We will be devastated in this life.

We will be amazed by this life.

And we never know from minute to minute whether devastation or amazement will be around the corner.

Not everything is simple.  But the best of what life has to offer is often so very simple.

The most incredible beauty in this world is not always something we can see or touch.  But experience.

I’m not going to understand most of what happens in this world.   The world is too vast.  I am not ignorant.  But I am not omni intelligent either.  And I don’t have to be.

This life is wondrous.

Even when we are kicked in the teeth with the reality that it is not forever.

It is still wondrous.

No matter how strong you are, you are stronger with love.  You are stronger with compassion.  You are stronger with charity and empathy.

Peace with how you act and who you are is invaluable.

I don’t know my purpose.  And I may never.

But there is a purpose for me.

For everyone.


I know.

38 thoughts on “What’s The Purpose?

  1. This list is extremely wise, Colleen. My favourite points are “I will never be sorry for loving someone so much it hurts to lose them. I will gladly carry that as a part of my love for them. I would rather hurt in loss, than not.” <– this one because I always berate myself for loving too hard for fear of hurting myself, as I have done in the past. But it's okay! Also, "Since we can’t be perfect, we need to be forgiving" and "Peace with how you act and who you are is invaluable."
    Such beautiful, valuable, precious thoughts that remind one of the vastness of the heavens and the earth and the stars and the universe, and how life is so amazing and how lucky we are to be able to experience an entire spectrum of emotion. Thank you for sharing your perceptions of life.

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  2. I have learned that we sometimes feel off-kilter, but we will eventually come back to center. I find it wonderful that you can write this great post to find your center. Best wishes, Colleen.


  3. Definitely a purpose, but I at times think and wonder if it is more than one, varying at times too as to our age and place in history or more accurately time itself, and generally if we are really really lucky we may see what one was in hindsight, after the fact, but always we go on with wonder and the unknown. It can be great and frustrating at the same time.
    Profound and true points all, Colleen. I like the positive within even the painful truths. There is pain, we will all feel it, but that is not all there is to this life. There is the good and the bad…Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings came to my mind. Forgive the bad paste, “Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something. That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.” J.R.R. Tolkien

    Hope you have a grand day today. I think hot chocolate would be lovely if it is cold, or a glass of red wine. 🙂


  4. Colleen, I cannot see the date that you posted this, but it came up as related to yoyr post of today that I just commented on. I love this. It is all so very very true. Thankyou for writing it. And thankyou for your Blog. And thankyou for visiting my Blog. We will all get through this thing that we call life, that none of us understand, together ❤️


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