Wednesday, 17 April 2013

P is for Purpose. Healing with words. Day 16. #atozchallenge

purpose |ˈpərpəs|
nounthe reason for which something is done or created or for whichsomething exists
verb [ trans. formalhave as one's intention or objective 

Facebook Chat:

8.00am (He in Denmark) - I've found my purpose in life.

6.00pm (She in Australia) - What purpose?

8.03am - To be together with you.

6.06pm - That's not a purpose, it's beyond your control. What if I push you away? We are planetary opposites, it puts long distance relationships into a whole new realm, of ridiculousness. What about your kids, shouldn't they be your purpose?

8.12am - I hope they find their own purpose. I'll do what I can to be a good father, teach them to be good men, in a kind, fun and loving way. My purpose is to make you happy, hopefully that means you want to be together with me.

6.13pm - What if I don't?

8.20am - I hope you let me try, I've been thinking of ways to make you happy. Can I visit you, then you decide?  I want to see you, and for you to see me, it's the same feelings I had when when we first met, maybe this time you will believe me. No pressure. I can stay in a Hotel."

7.30pm - What do you mean believe you?....Of course you are welcome to come and visit, I have a guest room. It's been 11 years since I saw you last, but it's not like I don't know you. If things get awkward you can stay in a Hotel. You can do whatever you like... BUT don't get ahead of yourself, you live on the other side of the planet and I've decided I want to be single forever.

9.33am - Thank you dear. I'm so exited, I'm looking for tickets online now.
9.52am - I thought I wanted to be single forever too, but there's so many things I want to show you. I want to make you happy, even if it means letting you go again... do you remember I proposed to you last time?

8.03pm - I found my old journal - hahahaha! I thought you were joking.

10.04am - I pretended I was joking I didn't want you to think I was crazy.

8.05pm - You are crazy....

10.05am - Crazy in love with you...

8.06am - Nutcase! You should see what I wrote...I need to know you're not some strung out stalker, who knows how to sweet talk.  What if i see you and my first thought is - NO Way

10.11am - Well I'm sure we can have fun together, just as friends, it's only for a few weeks. When I get back, I have my children, I will find other things to keep me occupied, but my purpose will be the same, even if it's just happy thoughts I will send them to you everyday. I feel it's what I was born to do, you don't have to do anything, if happiness for you means being single forever, then it will be hard at first, but I'll just try and keep in touch with you, if you'll let me.

8.13pm - Ok cool, I can deal with that...Now, if it's your purpose, what took you so long?...*just joking*. ... Who knows? Stranger things have happened, but seriously, that's no easy purpose.
I'm moody, prone to distraction, I'm always right and sometimes I wish I was a sloth.
I am a sloth...

10.14am  - Sloth??

8.15pm - you know animal that doesn't move = lazy :)

10.23am - I booked a ticket. I arrive in 6 weeks on the 24th.  I can't wait to see you.


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Are you struggling to find a purpose? I have been directionless my whole life, and it's landed me in the most phenomenal, phantasmagorical and precious places.

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sloth - Thanks open clipart
"Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is." Will Rogers

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"If you know what you want, you'll find a way to get it" Jim Rohn

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Find out how I chose my theme by reading the intro blog A-Z challenge list. Words of change.  Please add more words to the list in the comments - and with gratitude, I'll link your words back to you.

24 comments:

  1. Nicely chosen P words - well done. The conversation is also well done. Exactly as disjointed as they get online. Intriguing.

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  2. To have a purpose even though life throws such obstacles in our way - I'm glad it worked out for you.

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    1. The amount of obstacles that got in his way are enough to write a book about... :D

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  3. It's the coffee right? :D Thanks Zoe, I don't think my own mother would forgive me if I let him go :)

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  4. Interesting, but I'm not sure if this was real...something that happened to you or a cute blog post. If it's the later, you are very creative.

    Purpose...hum, guess mine is to be wife, mother, and my charity. My charity really feels like a purpose.

    A-Z

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  5. What a lovely wonderful purposeful story Ida thank you so so much for sharing it with us! This is one purposeful man - and in spite of obstacles along the way he stuck to the course bless him now and forever. You too - and thank you for the upside down sloth who somehow knows that being out on a limb brings its fruits.
    Susan Scott's Soul Stuff

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  6. There are so many Interesting/Purposeful Themes in the AtoZ Challenge this year. Your's I find very 'Thoughtful'...taking words of change and applying them in a positive and purposeful way. Good job of writing in the fractured conversational style...the point was well taken.

    My Letter 'P'...Prolific Patchwork Pattern Piecer
    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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  7. What a lovely post!

    I had no 'real' purpose until about 14 months ago. Having no real purpose lead me to my purpose.

    I'm now in my 2nd year of training to be a mental health nurse... and I LOVE it.

    Loved the story - very thought provoking :)

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    1. Thanks Kit, You have love pouring out of every sentence and I appreciate it so much. If you are doing what you love you will be an amazing Mental Health Nurse

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  8. Lovely story. And a great word. I think finding our individual purposes is what drives us and gives us something to feel proud of.

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    1. If I ever had to sell purpose, I would use your words. Thanks Krisztina

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  9. Wonderful! So glad to find your blog. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm glad you found me too, and thrilled you think it's wonderful

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  10. That was great! Very entertaining! I love the last quote. "If you know what you want, you'll find a way to get it." Love it!

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  11. Searching the purpose for life is soo me at the moment. And loved the way you presented the convo.

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  12. I love reading about people's stories. And, this one is such a lovely romantic one. Pretty interesting how Social Media can reconnect people after long absences. Lucy from Lucy's Reality

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    1. That's always been my favourite thing about facebook, I have connected with family in Europe I have never met, and love dearly, and travelling friends from analogue days who that I thought I had no hope of finding again

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  13. Once phantasmagorical presented itself I had to find a way to add it... I've got a facebook page that needs sorting I will add you when I get it done - thanks again for the nomination.. re: CC there's worse ahead :)

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  14. Right now I think our purpose is to just finish the challenge, and avoid other dogs poo at all costs :D -

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  15. I found a purpose in life. Once I realised that the road wasn't always going to be smooth. Yes, despite the potholes on the road to destination contentment, I'm getting to that purpose.

    As for 'Farcebook', everyone's favourite social 'notworking' site :) Okay, it actually has helped me find friends who wanted to get back in touch with me as I them. Besides, getting free accommodation in the aptly named town of Hope, British Columbia, is all thanks to a connection through Farcebook, sorry, Facebook :)

    Gary

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    1. It seems obstacles come with purpose, and of course you raise a valuable point, in that some people only see the obstacles... I won't even repeat what some of my friends call face@#^%, everyone has their criticisms, to me it's like a new millennium version of a telephone or address book... There's still hope ;)

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  16. Cool Thanks Arlee, I think I know what you mean, I was embarrassed to even think about finding a valuable purpose through facebook... but somehow I think that was Mark Zuckerberg purpose :)

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  17. He sounds like a purposeful man! Wonderful post.

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  18. Hi Ida .. what a lovely conversation .. just perfect to read - thanks so much for letting us join in ... big cheers - Hilary

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