On my daily walk, I decided to try out a new playlist I downloaded from Apple Music – “Kings, Queens, and Princesses of Pop”. Great lineup of tunes from Michael Jackson, Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Whitney Houston to name just a few.
Half way through my walk I heard the opening notes to “Firework”, the Katy Perry song I fell in love with from the very first time hearing it. The tune immediately resonated with me because of its message of belief in oneself.
Katy Perry “Firework” video shoot
“Firework” was just the inspiration I needed to hear following my family’s life event of job loss and starting all over again. The lyrics tap into the truth of having everything we need inside of us, we just have to embrace that truth and trust that we are “fireworks” and have the ability to shine if we so choose.
This is one of my favorite lyrics:
You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe you’re reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it’s time, you’ll know
Sometimes we have to trust and believe that God has a plan for us bigger than the one we have for ourselves. Just because the road we’re walking has changed and it seems all our efforts are failing doesn’t mean something wonderful isn’t up ahead.
Having faith and confidence in yourself no matter the circumstances is vital to living a joyful life. Never give up! Know that your light can shine bright because it’s always been inside of you!
I’ll let Katy put it in her own words.
If you’ve been following this series, (which hopefully you have been) you’re familiar with the introspection course Discover What’s Next: Living Life on Purpose that I’m undertaking and sharing with the blogging community. The theme of the project is focusing on our humanity; being reflective and motivated by Purpose. The mission that drives us to get up in the morning and greet the day. If this is your first time, not to worry, there’s still time to join in the discussion.
As I’ve talked about before, being a colon and breast cancer survivor I’ve had to embrace my faith and continued belief that anything is possible like never before. Coming face to face with the reality that tomorrow is not promised, and to further my personal growth, I’m diving headlong into the investigation of the possibilities of what my life may hold.
Trying on a Purpose – Lesson Activity
For lesson 3, we’re going to “try on” our Purpose by defining exactly what that is. It’s okay if you haven’t ascertained what your Purpose is yet, feel free to use this – “to grow and give” as a start.
Example Purpose Statement -“To Grow and Give.”
Think about your gifts and what you can offer that would be of value to others. What can I do to contribute to society in a positive way? This turns your idea of purpose into an actionable step.
Write down your Purpose Statement on a post-it note and stick it on your bathroom mirror as a daily reminder of what you’re about.
Every morning ask yourself – “How am I going to live this Purpose today?”
Every night, ask yourself – “How did I do? Did I grow today? Did I live my Purpose today?”
Look at your Purpose Statement for the next week.
Choose Purpose moments throughout the day.
For me, understanding my Purpose feels freeing and light. It reminds me in day to day encounters that my mission is to be a conduit to positive energy. There is no mountain too high to tackle and there is no valley low enough that I can’t rise above.
My Purpose Statement – “To share my observations on living a joyful life by writing about faith and positive energy”.
Purpose is: “A practice to be lived every day”
Follow the link below to begin the journey of living your life on purpose: