the meaning of life (or at least drawers)…

My word for this year is LEARN.  

So it just makes sense to use this Year of Sundays to reflect on 52 of my most significant Life Lessons.   Some may seem more significant than others, but each one has changed how I live my life in powerful way.   I’d love to hear if and how any of these same lessons have surfaced in the classroom of Your Life.

lesson17Everything/one needs a purpose.

After last week’s lesson about the glue stick, my mission this week was to transform the junk drawers in my home.  Yep, drawerS – sad, but true.   Until Friday of this week, I had a junk drawer in my kitchen, bathroom and next to my bed.

In the process of transforming these drawers, I gave each one a purpose.

  • The one in my bathroom is now The Healing Drawer.  It holds band-aids, antibiotic ointment, cold meds, antihistamines, etc.
  • The one in my kitchen is now The Reality Drawer.  It holds those things I often need to grab quickly like twist ties, a tape measure, a flashlight, tape,  etc.
  • And the one next to my bed is The Peace Drawer.  It holds things that enhance my rest – my journal,  Kindle, special photos, a collection of poetry/prayers/letters, a small note pad & pen for those late night early morning random thoughts, etc.

None of them started out as junk drawers, but that’s what they all became because I was lazy and wasn’t paying attention to purpose.   That happens with us humans, too.  I’m not sure I can so easily name my purpose, but at least I know – at.any.given.moment – where  to find twist ties.

How’s that purpose-thing going for you?