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:

Sandra said...

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.

Fuzzy Tales said...

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. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

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

S. Etole said...

An interesting thought.

Carolynn Anctil said...

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.

Brian said...

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

It's me said...

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

Kerri Farley said...

Love that shot!

Penny said...

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

Deb said...

Something to ponder. Love the photo. Hugs, Deb

Lin said...

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

:)

Lisa Gordon said...

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.

Kat_RN said...

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

Katnip Lounge said...

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

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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

Tamago said...

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

SquirrelQueen said...

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

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

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

Art and Sand said...

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.

Tammy said...

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

Kamana said...

i like lazy days too.

SweetMarie said...

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

Linens and Royals said...

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

Our photos said...

What a lovely photo!

Ingrid said...

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

Penelope's Beehive said...

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

Crafting Queen said...

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

Vanessa Morgan said...

Enjoy the moment, sweetie. Have a lovely Monday.

Donna said...

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)

catskillblogger said...

That was Friday for me.

laura brown said...

We love the quote!

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

Noodle

Sylvia said...

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

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

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

Pantherka said...

Words should think ... I agree :-)

Bobbybegood1 said...

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!!

Michael Manning said...

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

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

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

Jen

Ann said...

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

Algodão Tão Doce said...

"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.

Hot Rocks said...

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.

Eileen said...

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!

Susan said...

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

Linda R said...

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~

sharon said...

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

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

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

Nancy said...

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

Madge Bloom said...

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...

Becca said...

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

HARLEQUIN said...

Words should think :) Have a great day!

Kitties Blue said...

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

RoeH said...

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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