Saturday, January 22, 2011

Finding Your Purpose

I recently won Lynn's Giveaway!!!
This is the lovely necklace I
received!  The soldered charm
is beautiful!  I am sure I will
receive lots of compliments
on it.  This necklace has
 caused me to think,
about my purpose
and my dreams.
Before I get too deep I want
to show you the other things
Lynn sent along with the
necklace.
You know I love birds and the little pocket with
the bird stamped on it is going into one of my journals.
Also, note the brass piece.
Here is an up-close photo.
As soon as I saw that piece I knew it had
a "purpose"!
This is just the beginning
 I will try to complete
the altered bottle soon!
Thank you Lynn! 
 I also need to thank her
sweet daughter
 Brenna,
as it was she that drew my name
from the hat!
Good Job!
Brenna!

Now, back to the deep end of the pool.
Finding a purpose,
a dream.
Anne recently had a very
thought provoking post.
In that post she asked:
"What would you do....
if you knew you
couldn't fail?"
Great question Anne!
I have given this a lot of thought
and I really still have no answer.
When I asked my DD the question,
she said, "What is wrong with
failing?  At least you tried."
That is another perspective
to have on the question.

I wonder,
 have I really found
a purpose,
or a dream?
Have I really allowed
 myself to dream,
 to imagine what if?
I think each of us
wants a purpose.
To feel as though,
 what we are doing
is meaningful.
That when we are gone,
 there will be
some positive proof
of our existence.
What is your purpose?
If you feel as though
you have not
 found it.
What are you doing
to find it?



Love to all,
Debbie

15 comments:

ShirleyC said...

Congrats on winning such a nice prize! I know you will enjoy wearing such a beautiful piece.
I read an article in the paper once that a reporter had written about someone who died. The one thing I remember from the article was her conclusion which said:
"All I want in life is to know that I mattered!"

IMHO - I think that says a lot.
We all have dreams, but for a lot of us, they are only dreams. At least dreams and hopes are something no one can take away from us.

Kim B said...

Oh how thought provoking. I am so happy you won the giveaway. I cant wait to see the bottle either. Hugs, Kim

Theresa said...

Oh what a gorgeous necklace! I absolutely adore it! AND lots of other nice prizes too! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend! HUGS!

Lynn Richards said...

I showed Brenna her picture and it was as if, "of course that's me!!!"
So glad you like everything, Deb. I have had that little bronze piece for quite a while and I'm so happy to see it with a wonderful purpose. Isn't it fun when we give something away and see what it turns into in someone else's hands???
xo
lynn

Patti said...

The necklace is BEAUTIFUL !!
I love that cobalt blue bottle too...I want one!
Hugs

DreamChallenge said...

Purpose in life is such a timely topic. When DreamChallenge was started last year, I thought the purpose was to share pointers about caregiving. It turns out that is only a part of the purpose, the other is to share life with all of these wonderful people who are open and willing to share their talents and dreams through their blogs. Purpose is always changing as is life. How we deal with the change allows us to grow or become stagnant in our purpose. My prayer for you is that you continue to grow and share. Jan

PeggyR said...

Congratulations on your winning! I want to try my hand at soldering this year. The lasagne recipe I posted is easy. I don't like making lasagne because of having to cook the noodles. You don't have to do that with this recipe.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

You got some beautiful things! and man,are you deeeeep. I think that sometimes we may not know what our purpose is. Maybe it is just saying a kind word to someone who needs it. Doing a kindness, helping a stranger, caring for our families....in the grand scheme of things we will all eventually be forgotten here on earth so I'm content in knowing I'm here for a reason, even if I don't know what it is :)

Jan Fursdon of Fursdon House said...

WOW! What a fantastic visit to the mail box that was!! And how sweet and generous of a giveaway! The bottle is gorgeous, even though not finished, and the bronze ornament is stunning! I'm glad you won it! Can't wait to see the finished product! And all those beautiful hearts! Hadn't thought of using wool yet, but I have some lovely pink and red wool just waiting for me!!! I'm SO GLAD I "met" you! You're truly a lovely person! By the way, thanks for the info on Laurie's Valentine Swap in honor of Deena! I've just joined up! Love, Hugs and Blessings, Jan

Eileen Bergen said...

What a terrific grab bag! Congrats on winning it, Debbie.

This is a most thought-provoking post.

I (strive and) like to think that I am doing what my Creator intended at each point in my life. The striving won't end until my life does. When it does, I don't expect to leave a huge legacy that society will remember me by. I only hope I will have touched many individual lives in a positive way.

Whew - was that too heavy?

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ramsam said...

Beautiful winnings! They went to a good receiver!

I love thinking about purpose, as it is such a constant thing we have to work on. Purpose seems to be constantly shifting, though, as there is some things we discover alng the way and they are added to what we seek...such a great post to keep us thinking....

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations! What an awesome win!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You have no idea how timely this post is for me right now. I feel as if I found my purpose a few years ago...but I had to give it up because of a move. I've missed that feeling since and I'm struggling with finding it again.

Whytefeather said...

Wonderful post! What a wonderful giveaway to have won, I know you will fantastic things with your little treasures! That brass is my favorite though and you definitely made a good match with that gorgeous blue bottle!

Some times our purpose can be as simple as the rights words at the right time for some one who needs to hear them. I'll be happy that my memory/actions/caring will at least live on in the hearts of my family and friends.

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