Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Arielle's Word-of-the-Day: PURPOSE

June Blog Challenge Day 26: PURPOSE

I consider myself lucky.  I know that my purpose is to teach.  I've wanted to be a teacher since I was nine years old.  Yes, once I got to college it took me a few changes of major before I remembered my original purpose, but I made it.  I have been in the classroom for ten years now, and while some years are more challenging than others, I can still say that I *love* what I do.  I really, really do.  I can't imagine doing anything else.

I think you can really tell when people have found their purpose, or their calling.  I work with several other teachers who you can tell this is it.  They too, were meant to be teachers.  My doctor is the same way.  You can tell she really enjoys her career choice by the way she interacts with you.  It's really refreshing, especially considering all the negative talk out there about doctors who don't care.  My therapist is the same way.  You can tell that this is what she was meant to do.  I've worked with a lot of therapists in the past, but none have had the same passion that she has.  My whole team is pretty incredible, and I am very lucky to have them.

Some people were born leaders.  Some people were born athletes.  I think that when it comes to purpose, it's important to remember that everyone has a different one, and there is a value in every purpose.  I appreciate the electricians, auto mechanics, plumbers, carpenters, custodians... everyone who is helping the world by what they do. 

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.
- unknown -

Prompt: Do you know your purpose? What does purpose mean in your eyes? Do you admire the purpose of certain others?


  1. Yay...my fellow quote junkie :) Loved both quotes in this post.

    And I agree - there is a value in every purpose. Some of us are lucky and know what we're meant to do or be very early on. Others learn as they go, and gain experiences along the way. I think there's a reason and a purpose in every single thing we do, even when it feels irrelevant, or like we've made the wrong decision.

    Love reading these posts x

    1. Love conversing with fellow quote-junkies, for sure! I like what you said about gaining insight along the way, and even when things feel irrelevant, there's something to gain that we just don't yet see. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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    1. Thanks Kylie-Rose! And thanks for reading!

  3. I understand so where you are coming from with this. You just know when that purpose has been realised. You write some really good posts with a lot of feeling. Keep writing xxx

    1. Thanks for the compliment Jackie! This blog has been such a gift, as it's reminded me that I also love writing, and because of this blog, I did more writing with my students this year than ever before. =)


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