Explore the value of Purpose
Here are some inspiring stories about purpose.
PURPOSE
SNOW DAY My dad is stubborn, yet a very loving and caring individual. He and my mom are going through the process of a divorce, so I don't get to see either of them as much as I am used to. I call either of my parents nightly when I am not at their house, see how their day went, talk about my day, the usual stuff. This...
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PURPOSE
LOOKING FORWARD All of my life i have struggled with finding what i wanted to do with my life. When i was little i used to change what i wanted to be when i grow up. I wanted to be a Ice skater,then dancer, a nurse many more. One day when i was a kindergartner, we had job day. I came home and asked my dad, "How will i know what...
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PURPOSE
POSITIVE MOMENTS I was young and never thought that it will all pass,through faith i made it.I was a victim of rape at the age of 15 years,6 months after the incident i founded out that i am infected by hiv.It was difficult but i came to a point of saying as i am crafted for a divine purpose it shall come to pass.I'm living...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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PURPOSE QUOTATIONS
Monday quote
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.”

Thomas Carlyle

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“When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive.”

Chief Seattle

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“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It's why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.”

Oprah Winfrey

Thursday quote
“We don't beat the Grim Reaper by living longer, we beat the Reaper by living well and living fully, for the Reaper will come for all of us. The question is what do we do between the time we are born and the time he shows up.”

Randy Pausch

Friday quote
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

20180503 thursday quote
“The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.”

Terry Orlick

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“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”

Robert Byrne

20180502 wednesday quote
“I am not afraid. I was born to do this.”

Joan of Arc

Wednesday quote
“That thing that you do, after your day job, in your free time, too early in the morning, too late at night. That thing you read about, write about, think about, in fact fantasize about. That thing you do when you’re all alone and there’s no one to impress, nothing to prove, no money to be made, simply a passion to pursue. That’s it. That’s your thing. That’s your heart, your guide. That’s the thing you must, must do.”

Jes Allen

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“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

20180501 tuesday quote
“It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy.”

Mary Flannery O'Connor

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'purpose'.
PURPOSE
Manyang
Manyang Reath Kher Manyang is incredible. We both attended the University of Richmond together, and he involved me in his story one day when he asked me to proofread a grant application for him when I was sitting next to him in the library. Since then, his genuine heart has been apparent in every conversation that I've had with...
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Nico R Nico is only 14, but he is already working at the local food bank and I've seen him helping strangers doing random things, crossing streets, carrying groceries, pushing wheelchairs. He does this all without expecting anything in return, and the most notable thing he ever told me is, "The thing I get from doing...
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La'porsha Renae La'porsha is my hero because although I have never met her, the courage and perseverance she has soon through her hard times have given me how to do the same because as a 12 year old kid who has been abused as a baby and between to a pulp at school I need all the hope I can get. And seeing her do so well in...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

Tell Us Your Story Everyday Hero Stories

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WONDER
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Your Comments
Megan from North Carolina JANUARY 24, 2014
I think that many people are frustrated with the fast pace of today. The lacking value most can't pinpoint is purpose. Is what I am spending my time with useful, meaningful? The answer is individual. Facebook, money, work, friends you chose, etc. Is there purpose in this? Good and bad, there is always purpose.

Ayden Smith from Wahpeton, North Dakota MAY 17, 2013
"The purpose of life is to have a life of purpose."

Janez Hacin from Geneva APRIL 7, 2013
Do good, and you will feel good! I promise!

Bruce Willingham from Warner Robins, Ga DECEMBER 20, 2012
Purpose points us in the right direction.

Bruce Willingham from Warner Robins Ga APRIL 1, 2012
Purpose is why we are here. To make a difference in the lives of others.

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