**This post may contain affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission if you choose to make a purchase. As always, I only recommend products I love and use. Thank you for your support! You can read my Disclosure Policy here!
September 11, 2001…14 years ago most of us woke and up started our day just like we always had before. We didn’t know that in a few hours our lives would be changed forever in a series of horrific acts that rocked the world.
Most of you could tell me exactly where you were when you found out the tragic news that morning, without even having to think about it (I walked into my 2nd college class of the day, Anthropology and one of the students had turned on the television.) It was life changing.
Tragedies change each of us in different ways. Many of us vow to live our lives with more purpose and intention. Whether that is being a improving our outlook on life by acting differently, exercising and living a healthier lifestyle, or being there for friends and family tragedies change us and our outlook on life.
What tragedy caused you to wake up and be ready to live? Was it September 11th, the death of a close friend or family member, someone you know being diagnosed with a health condition, being fired from a job or something else?
As time passed have you forgotten your purpose and what you intended to do as a result of that tragedy? What were your goals? Do you still want to make those changes?
I am a life-long learner. There is always something about me that I want to improve upon whether it’s fitness, homemaking, parenting, or being a great wife. This has always made me future focused which is a good thing but sometimes it makes it hard to focus on the present.
What can you start doing today to get you closer to your goals and purpose?
I get it. You want the best for your family and for you!
If you vowed to be a more intentional and loving wife, have you built up your husband lately? Are you praying for him every day?
Are you wanting to be more present in your kids lives by having more family time, teaching them life skills, or reading to them?
Maybe you want to work on yourself! Whether it’s living a healthier lifestyle, saving money, focusing your self-care, or are just starting a weight loss journey there are many resources to help you (and you might even find some of them here on this site!)
If your goal is to live a healthier lifestyle, check out the new Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle.
I bought the bundle last year and was really pleased with all of the great information that it contained that is still helping me live a healthier lifestyle. This year’s bundle is all new and if packed full of information and resources to help you:
- use essential oils to fight colds, flu and many other ailments (this is one that I am personally excited about as we’ve had 4 kids to the doctors office since school started!)
- detox your home
- take the Paleo approach to dental health
- create your own natural, non-toxic personal care products
- give your food a longer shelf life…naturally
- create quick, stress-free, nutritious meals that your whole family will love
- make fun and fabulous healthy lunch boxes (including grain-free for those of you who have allergies)
- have fun while getting fit!
Have you forgotten your purpose? If so, what are you going to start working on? (I have a 31 Day Challenge here if you’re ready to live a more intentional life!)
How did September 11th or another tragedy change you to want to live with purpose? What area of your life do you need to put as a priority to live with purpose? Leave a comment and I’d love to cheer for you on your journey!
If you need help setting goals, check out these posts on helping you get started:
Setting Goals With An Action Plan
Katie B. says
This is such an excellent post. When we undergo tragedy — whether that’s 9/11, the death of a loved one, a cancer diagnosis, or something equally devastating — we see with clarity what truly matters, and what we want out of life. Yet, as time passes, we somehow lose that clarity. Thank you for reminding us that every day is precious, even when they are not lived in the shadow of loss, and should be lived with intention and grace.
Thanks, Katie! Blessings to you!