Photo: Modern Dog Magazine
Finding your purpose in life is not always easy. For some it seems obvious almost from birth. Many artists, athletes, or even engineers know from an early age just what their calling is and follow it to that end with amazing results.
For those of you who don't want to listen to me wax poetic about finding your purpose in life in the 8 paragraphs below, click HERE to see what I tried to explain, all summed up in one great short video about an amazing dog and her amazing purpose in life! Don't forget to turn up your speakers! And for those of you who like listening to me ramble, read on and there will be a second link at the bottom!
I'm not one of those people who magically knew what career path to follow. I like so many different things and can see myself (even at the age of 46) doing a myriad of things that I can't seem to pin myself down to just one career.
I do know my purpose in life however, and I have since the day our daughter was born over 22 years ago. It was to be a mom. I was born a caregiver. It's a roll I've played throughout my life even before I was a mother. I helped care for my ailing grandmother who moved in with us shortly after my grandfather passed away when I was in the 8th grade.
Now I'm not the person that clamors to hold every newborn I see and I never was. In fact, for much of my life I swore I wasn't even going to have children and then I met Mr. Tide, and well the rest of the story is history so to speak.
I think we all have a purpose in life. I just think that sometimes we don't always find it. Maybe it's because we're afraid, or that circumstances get in the way, but it's there, deep down waiting to reveal itself.
I think as a parent we often times forget that regardless of how much influence we have over our children sometimes they have to find their own purpose in life, even when it means choosing a path we may not understand or are frightened to see them take i.e. our son's desire to protect and serve or our daughter's need to live abroad.
I was doing my usual blog surfing a few weeks ago when I went to the blog of a renowned English Shepherd breeder named Lynda McCall, our Mr. Quinn is a descendant of one of her dogs. Her blog, entitled My Life with Dogs is always full of great doggie info and I always enjoy visiting it. So when I came across her post called Life Lesson #1, I was intrigued and followed the link she posted to a video.
This video was so inspiring that I just had to share it with you all. It is about how each of us do have a purpose in life. A special gift, something that we are destined to be or do. And although others may not see it or even support it at first, in the end it will come shining through. And that when we're doing the thing we were meant to do, there is no greater gift we can bestow upon this earth.
I'm not one to post videos on here but trust me when I say this one is worth watching!!! Click HERE to watch this short but amazing video, turn up your speakers, (it can't be embedded unfortunately but I promise it's worth the extra click!) and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Maybe, just maybe, it will inspire you to either find your own purpose regardless of what others may think you should be doing with your life, or that it will help inspire you to support someone you know and love on their journey towards finding their own purpose in life!
And to learn more about Ricochet and how you can help her help others, click HERE.
The above linked video has been approved by Mr. Quinn and Miss Kylee.
Since this is one of my favorite videos, I thought it was perfect for linking up to Sunday Favorites over at Chari's wonderful blog Happy To Design.