Sunday, October 14, 2018

Enjoying Your Weekend


First of all I hope you are having a good weekend. No matter how much you like your job there is still something great when the weekend comes.

Besides relaxing after the week I believe it is a good time to use our purpose. We should do our purpose every day of the week however the weekends the opportunities should be greater. Of course this may depend what our purpose is. The job may well be the main purpose so the opportunities will be greater than. Since our purposes should be involving other people I know that I have a better chance to see more of them on the weekends.

I know many want to use the weekend like a vacation and get away which is fine but I still believe opportunities can still happen during the time of relaxation.

Our purpose should not be depended on how often we do it but the impact we have. The impact though can take time to be realized. Enjoy it all every day whether during the week or the weekend.



Saturday, October 13, 2018

Dreams


I wonder how many people remember their dreams. I don’t remember mine very often at all. Usually if I do I have just woken up during the dream.

If you are someone that remembers your dreams regularly you will find a pattern to the dreams. It is possible the dreams are speaking to you about your purpose or what you should be doing with them.

Whatever the case may be you should be doing something about your dreams. This is especially true if you find someone in the dreams over and over again. You know the person the dreams may be telling you to contact them. You don’t necessarily have to tell them that they are in your dreams just ask them how they are doing. During your conversation there could be time to let them know about the dreams.  The most important thing is to know what the meanings of the dreams are.

Have yourself a great day and use the dreams to help yourself and others.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Missing Those You Love


Something we all have in common is missing those we love. We think of them all the time. It is part of life however we can encourage those going through it now.

The most important part of encouraging someone who has lost a love one is to be there for them. We don’t necessarily have to say words but to help them in whatever manner they need it.

My older brother and my dad have been gone for a long time now however I still think of them a lot. I figure it won’t change long as I live. The same will go for the love ones in the future that will leave this world before me. So our loved ones are always with us even though they have died; they can help us be stronger and better people as well.

Missing our loved ones will help us to continue our life of purpose. We can do great things with the drive behind us. This will be our legacy as well.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

What Is In A Name?


Depending on our culture there is meaning to our names which can lead to our purpose.

Example of my name Herbert means bright warrior. Also my middle name is Norman (after my mother’s father) who were warriors. So you could say my purpose is to be bright and be a warrior at the same time.

I think it would be a good idea you find out the meaning of your name. Although some cultures don’t use names any more concerning our purposes finding out the meaning of your name may confirm what you already know about your purpose. It is something to check out any way.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Seeing Locally


I believe if part of your purpose is to travel doing so locally is a good idea as well.

Tuesday I decided go to Port Orchard, Washington which is only about 15 miles north of Gig Harbor where I live. I have gone by their several times on the highway but this time intentionally.

What makes these types of trips interesting you never know what to expect. I had planned to stop in a particular coffee shop for a few minutes. My plans didn’t quite work out the way I had intended it to go. The reason they had road construction going on through where I had exited. Originally I was going to take the exit before that one but thought why don’t I try this one. Changing your mind can get you into trouble some times.

Anyway I made my way through the construction. Actually I was surprised they let me through. I wasn’t able to go all the way on the road and had to make a detour. This is where I got into unfamiliar territory and why I couldn’t find the coffee shop. I should have a better time finding it the next time I go since I will take the exit I originally intended to take however it did make the time interesting.

Is there a moral to the story? Try it once but forget it the next time unless you want to see update on the construction. LOL

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hear A Good Story


It is always nice to hear a good story especially if it is about someone who has recently found out her purpose in life.

A woman I have known now for many years at church Sunday night said her youngest daughter recently found out about her purpose in life and is real excited because she got a job helping those with disabilities. She told her mother this doesn’t feel like a job and her reply it isn’t a job because you are now doing what God’s purpose and original design for you is.

Always great to hear stories from people where their lives have changed because they are now living the purpose they were intended to be.

I look forward to hearing more stories like this I can pass on here to encourage us all. 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Decisions





Every day we make decisions sometimes without realizing it.

Some of these decisions is all in the timing and can alter how our days turn out.

For example I have made a decision go to the grocery store at a particular time, depending on the stop lights among a few things I may run into someone I know. If I had been a few minutes earlier or later I would have missed seeing them. The same goes to someone I might have missed. I have had several occasions at the grocery store seeing someone I know leaving at a distance when I am arriving and they are going another direction so they don’t see me.

I am sure this has happened the other way as well when someone sees me. I think if I had only arrived ten seconds earlier we would have had a good conversation.

Of course we can’t ever alter our decisions however I find it interesting to think how our days could be different depending on them. Certainly something to think about.   

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Honoring Others


I have to say not an easy task however we truly want to live a life of purpose and love others than honoring others is important too.

This means we have to forgive them for their shortcomings and how they treat us as well.

This is truly tough when we are not honored by others however this is part of loving people.

I know not everyone will love me but I do know showing love to others is important in my life. Since this is important to me I must honor them even when I am not honored in return.

It is interesting thing to know though we have to act different than others to be an example and to live our lives in the manner we want to. It is something we have to work on every single day of our lives. Some days it will not work out the way we want it to be however we know that we must try.

As we forgive others we must forgive ourselves as we. The same goes for honoring. We must honor ourselves as well. We will never be perfect however the best we work at it the more joy we will have.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Won’t Always Agree


We should know others won’t always agree with us and that’s OK.

All we can do is the best we can. Use the knowledge and experience we have.

I hope others will accept me regardless of agreeing or not. It is OK to when we are not accepted as well. Rejection is never easy however does happen sometimes. We have to do what we are called to do.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Gift of Kindness


One of the great gifts is to be kind to others. There isn’t enough of it going around in the world today.

Many people think they are being judged though they may not be at all.  While there are those who are being judged for how they act.

Self-righteousness is the hardest form of judgment. It is hard to balance especially what is going on in the world today.

We have to realize we are all sinners and we all fall short of the righteousness of God. What makes things difficult though is many people believe they are doing right while they are not at all.

I see so much in the world today people call good was bad twenty or thirty years ago. When they are called on it they believe they are being judged. It is a sad state of affairs our world is in today.

I am not here to judge however people need to realize they are not necessarily doing the right thing or what they believe is right either.

To say all that though is we still need to give kindness to others. It is truly the only way the world can change.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Doing What We Can


The most important thing we can do in life is doing what we can.

Whatever our purpose is the important thing is to help others in whatever manner we can.

We may have gifts to be used for a specific purpose however is important to help others regardless what is happening.

What this means to me we act as the Good Samaritan. There are those who will just past by because they don’t want to be involved. This is the most important thing to do is be involved. We truly will have great meaning to our lives.

We should not just love our family and friends we need to love others as well. Of course there will be times where others will take advantage of us however we need not to worry about it.

We should realize everyone needs help some
time or another. Do we need people pass us by when we need help.

So let’s do things the right way. We may feel inconvenienced but we should help anyway. Today go out and help someone.  

Why Much As What


I recently realized when writing or even talking for that matter why is as important as what.

I have written about what while not so much to why. Now I am going to do why more than what.

What is the subject while why is behind the what. We can understand the subject more when we understand the why behind it.

Doesn’t take away how important what is just allows us to explain the why.

This revelation will allow putting what and the why together. 




Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Hello October


Like clockwork on Monday here in Western Washington we had rain.  We said goodbye to September where we had wonderful weather with temperatures at times higher than normal.

October here is the beginning of the raining season which can last until March. With climate change it is hard to tell whether we will have more or less rain. In recent years we have record rainfall during this period. This is the complete opposite of summer where we have had hotter weather.

Though we know the rain is coming after several months of no rain it does take a little adjustment to get used to. I can see that in the way people drive. Hard for them to change the way they drive.

This time of the year people change the way they act as well. With a long period of rain people can get moody. Frustration starts sticking. The only thing keeps some people going is the holiday season coming up. Here we have the stores selling stuff for Halloween since the beginning of September. We should see things for Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up soon. Someone told me yesterday their house is already decorated for Christmas except no tree yet. I know some who would enjoy Christmas all year long. Actually here in Gig Harbor the Christmas lights are on all year long down on the waterfront except for the Christmas tree.

I try to make every day as close to the same as I can possibly in the way I live no matter the time of the year. Not an easy thing to accomplish though. I do like surprises too.

Something has to be different though. I enjoy watching people well as talking to them. I especially do with children. I want to encourage them even if it is with a smile or saying hello in a positive way.

The whole thing about this time of the year it feels like it will go by real quick. I heard someone say that yesterday January will be here real soon.

I just hope we get some snow this winter for a change here in Gig Harbor. It has been a while since we have had a lot. In the last few years the snow has only been an inch or two at the most. I am sure many are fine with it but I like to see five or six inches plus sticking around for several days. Usually snow comes then leaves in a hurry. We don’t get it very many times during the winter either; most of the time I have to go up to the mountains to get my fill of snow.

Whatever happens in October where you are at enjoy it to the fullest and show others how it is done too. Amen!