A Mission Statement
It can be hard to live in this world where things are constantly pulling you this way and that way. It can be easy to forget who you are and what you stand for, particularly in the midst of life changes. I found recently that through my job (more on that in another post), I was running into many families that struggled with this and ended up on the wrong path. As I was driving the long 3.5 hour trip to Tucson for a work trip, I found myself thinking about this in my own life. Now, I don't think I'm going in the "wrong" direction per say but I realized that I am at such a different place now than I ever thought I would be even a year ago. And although that can be great and is a part of life, I found myself forgetting what really grounds me and makes me who I am. So I had this idea to make a sort of mission statement for my life. A short thing to look to when I was feeling lost and needed reminding as to what my ultimate goals and values are in life.
So here is mine:
I want to live a healthy, purposeful life. I want to grow and help those around me grow. I want to nourish, strengthen, and care for the body I was given. I want to radiate positivity and be a light to those around me. I want to live out the purpose God has for my life so that I may help others in the way he intended for me. I want to have a close relationship with my Creator and live my life in a way that it shows his love and grace.
If you sat down and wrote a mission statement for your life, what would it look like?