This past weekend my maternal grandmother passed at the age of 87. The nurse that was with her in her last moments said she did 3 things: first she asked for her children, then she began to profess her love for God, and finally she stopped talking to the nurse and began talking directly to God. After she was done she said she was going to rest. The nurse left her to allow her to sleep. When they returned a little later to do a usual vital sign check, she was gone.
My grandmother’s peaceful passing has me wondering many things about LIFE, why we’re here? Why do we roll over and awaken to a NEW DAY?
There are some who say we live because we still have a PURPOSE to fulfill on earth or as the church folks would phrase it: “I’ve got work to do”.
About 7 years ago I came to the realization that we are each here for a larger and beautiful purpose. So in 2008, I made the commitment to myself that I would discover that purpose and then LIVE it out each and every day that I ARISE to a new morning! And that’s what I’ve been doing, since.
But that leads to me to question, are YOU living your purpose?
Author Srikumar Rao shares his thoughts about purpose in this quote:
“I believe that if you don’t derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don’t come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don’t feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste”
So, if you aren’t yet living your purpose – I encourage you to not waste another day. Life is precious and never guaranteed; so seize each new morning that you are given.
I have peace about my grandmother’s passing for she lived a long life and death is truly just a part of life. Our physical bodies may pass away, but our spirit lives on. As so eloquently stated by Author Guy Finley:
“Once something has outlived its usefulness in one area of life, its purpose for being in existence is no longer the same. The leaf that captures a stream of sunlight, and then transfers its energy to the tree, serves one purpose in the spring and summer, and another completely different one through the fall and winter.”
I wish you abundance, courage, and a purpose filled life.
Life According to Me,