Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Day With No Purpose

I like to believe everyone's life
be it short or long
be it extraordinary or ordinary
has a purpose.


But I am OK with a few days in my life
now and then having no purpose.



The two most important days in your life are

the day you are born and the day you find out why.” ~ Mark Twain




Today is one of those days.
And I'm OK with that.  :)




51 comments:

  1. some of us never see that purpose... and i am ok with that to... we may have served a purpose and don't even know it.

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  2. I'll echo Sandra's comment. :-)

    I think we bring our own purpose and meaning to existence, if we're lucky to have the focus and awareness to do.

    If not, I absolutely think we can serve a higher purpose and not even realize, perhaps by impacting another Being for their Highest Good.

    But I'm all for days without purpose too, even if I feel a bit of guilt if I do have one, or part of one. :-)

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  3. i'm in agreement with that a lot. :)

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  4. Sometimes I think my purpose is so other people can feel better about themselves. *grin*

    I love that photo of Banjo! And, the quote is awesome...adding it to my collection.

    Glad you're having a peaceful day today.

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  5. I like that a lot, and I think your purpose was to do it on purpose!

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  6. I must thinking About that.......lovely thought....love from me....x!

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  7. Purrrhaps the purrrpose of the day was to enjoy a little quiet time with Banjo....just a thought.

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  8. Something to ponder. Love the photo. Hugs, Deb

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  9. I think those days with no purpose are put there so you have time to figure it all out. Or not.

    :)

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  10. I definitely NEED some days with no purpose. It get me ready for all those days that do have purpose.

    This is such a precious face, Catherine!

    I hope you've had a great weekend.

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  11. Sounds good to me. Once in a while, we all need to pause.
    Kat

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  12. I like to think of those days as living as a human BEING, as opposed to a DOING.

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  13. I love days like that, and need them to recharge my batteries!

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  14. I agree it is totally ok to have days with no purpose :-) Every day is different!

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  15. A day with no purpose is good for all of us every so often. Of course maybe the purpose is quality time with Banjo.

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  16. Dearest Catherine,
    Hope you feel at least very rested the next day... At times we feel like just being put into a warm and dark corner for being left alone...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  17. One of the hardest things in retirement is learning that it is okay to not be "doing" constantly. I have to stop and say "yes" when Steve wants to go kayaking in the middle of my cleaning house or doing the laundry.

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  18. I love having days with no agenda...although that only seems to happen on a sick day.Love the photo of your pretty kitty:)

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  19. I'm with Sandra. I think people serve purposes all the time and don't realize it. This post makes me smile.
    Please don't ever remove the pic of the chipmunk giving you that kiss.:) It's so sweet and sincere. :)
    hugs,
    Marie

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  20. Ask Charlotte, she thinks my only purpose in life is to be her servant. And I do it well, I'm sure she will provide a reference if asked. XX

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  21. Hello Catherine I love your post again like always.....beautiful picture from Banjo.....x

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  22. Banjo is such a handsome chap and you have captured him perfectly through your lens.
    xox

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  23. Banjo your are such a handsome boy. Hope your Mum and you have a great day. Sending hugs.

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  24. Enjoy the moment, sweetie. Have a lovely Monday.

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  25. thought provoking words....just being present in the moment throughout your day is all that is required and your purpose to me is writing on this blog!!!

    says "ObeOneKnobi" (love Star Wars 1st episode)

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  26. We love the quote!

    It all come down to what is really important in life...

    Noodle

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  27. Interesting thought, Catherine !
    What a lovely picture of Banjo ... he's such a cutie !
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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  28. That was my day on Friday! We all need days with no obligations or responsibilities. Time to just be rather than racing around or planning. I do enough at school every single day so sometimes, my evenings are filled with a whole lot of nothing. Sure wish someone would clean the house for me. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  29. Words should think ... I agree :-)

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  30. We are definately on the same wavelength. I totally agree. I think it's important to have days when you have a to-do list, but decide to absolutely NOTHING! Sometimes going with the flow/being spontaneous is good for the soul. Just be. Cheers!!

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  31. These types of days are just as creative as the one's filled with plans! Happy New Year, Catherine!

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  32. That's a beautiful quote...and so true. Hope that you had great days with no purpose, everyone needs that now and then.

    Jen

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  33. I had one of the no purposes lay around in your pajamas kind of days yesterday. They are necessary to my sanity so I guess they do kind of serve a purpose

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  34. "Aqueles que passam por nós, não vão sós,
    não nos deixam sós.
    Deixam um pouco de si, levam um pouco de nós." (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
    Uma linda e abençoada semana.
    Beijos Marie.

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  35. Happy New Year Catherine!
    I have no purpose today, due to the fact that I think I'm snowed in.hope it's not coming your way.

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  36. Hope you enjoyed your day!

    I need to learn to live in the moment and not look too far ahead (such as thinking about Monday on Sunday afternoon).

    Have a great week!

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  37. What a great quote!, I'm okay with days that don't have much importance.

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  38. I went to a class to find out what my purpose was. And I new less after the class than before. I do believe we have a purpose. I really don't know what mine is.. Oh Well..

    LOVE The Photo.

    Hugs~

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  39. Sounds good to me, I could use one of those days.

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  40. The pauses give me a chance to let everything soak in =)
    Take care and enjoy your time!
    Cuddles to Banjo...

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  41. Banjo is very photogenic; great shot of him....So glad you are feeling peaceful we all need more of those days in our lives....

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  42. Purposelessness for a couple days is fine... I'm trying to find firm ground for my days now that I'm retired... I've had more than a few purposeless days...

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  43. Humm, interesting…maybe I haven't really thought about it that much…now you've got me thinking! Lovely photos of Banjo. :-)

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  44. Words should think :) Have a great day!

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  45. Mom says that she never heard the Twain quote before but she really likes it. She says that when she has a purposeless day, she tries to remind herself that it is just one day in a life full of days, but when it stretches into several days that are just the same, it makes her nervous. This becomes more true the older she gets as she now realizes each life is made up of a finite number of days. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  46. When I see a close up of a cat, I again am so amazed at how beautiful and perfectly aligned they are. And they probably know it. I know Hank's got an ego. :)

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