Purposeful

This Covid situation just seems to go on and on in a way that we might be left feeling like we don’t have a purpose, that we can’t focus. We try to celebrate the good things that are still happening in our lives and around us, but the virus is on and on. Some of us, more recently, have gone out and been in public in ways we haven’t in the past few months, some of us are still staying at home as much as possible.

Finding our purpose, remembering our purpose is key to our mood, our spirit, our body, our health. And, it’s not like we just have one purpose. We have many purposes in this life. So, let’s identify one or two or all of them, big or small and write. How do we feel we can make meaning, have purpose?

Today, I want to invite you to write about your purpose or reason for being, the meaning of you. This is a big question, so if you want to narrow it down to one, that’s great, or, if you want to go big, that’s fine too. If you want to write in a way that makes you feel purposeful, also great!

Having a purpose here on this earth, which we all do, gives us a sense of importance and helps us recognize our worth and value. Why are you here? What value do you add to the world? To those around you? To a pet? To plants (in your home or outside your home)?

If you are sitting there, genuinely saying you don’t know what purpose you have, ask someone who cares about you, ask someone you know. What do they say about you and your purpose? We all have value and purpose and worth and it is important to feel that in ourselves and to nurture it.

Being truthful about who you are, being true to you brings you closer to your true self, which makes you happier in your life. You feel your purpose, your worth, the essence of your greatness, which also more easily helps you practice self-love.

So, let’s write about that today. You may begin writing however you want. If you need a place to jump off of, I am listing some suggestions below.

  • Today, I am worthy…
  • The value I bring…
  • A song comes from me…
  • A story birthed in my mouth…
  • My purpose today…
  • My purpose here…
  • Our purpose…
  • One reason I am here…
  • The collective need…
  • I hold…
  • The road I follow…
  • The path I make…
  • The pain I carry…
  • The pain I carry, I leave…
  • We were able to…
  • Together we fought for…
  • Right now, I need the world to know…
  • I see the happy ending…

Your many purposes in this life are there for you to notice, smile at, write down and hopefully share for others to enjoy.

Thank you for writing with us today. Please follow the blog and write with us weekly- Write your butterfly.

Be safe and be well,

Liza Wolff-Francis

Published by lizawolfffrancis

Liza Wolff-Francis is a poet and writer with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College who is proud to have served two terms as a member of the Albuquerque Poet Laureate Program’s Selection Committee. She was co-director for the 2014 Austin International Poetry Festival and a member of the 2008 Albuquerque Poetry Slam Team. She has an ekphrastic poem posted in Austin’s Blanton Art Museum by El Anatsui’s sculpture “Seepage” and her work has most recently appeared in Steam Ticket, eMerge, Minute Magazine, Weaving the Terrain: 100 Word Southwestern Poems, Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems, Poetic Routes, Poetry Pacific, Edge, and on various blogs. She has a chapbook out called Language of Crossing (2015, Swimming with Elephant Publications), which is a collection of poems about the Mexico- U.S. border. She loves breakfast food, popcorn and dark chocolate.

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