A thankful tradition of gratitude

Photo of a man creating a list outside.

I created a list of the 100 most influential people in my life. They were selected based on whether they influenced me in a positive way, or had such a negative impact that it altered the trajectory of my life. I review that list every Thanksgiving.

How do you define purpose?

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Your purpose will change several times over the course of your life as God opens doors and closes others. I developed an little mnemonic acrostic to help guide you toward identifying a P.U.R.P.O.S.E. for your life at any stage.

Embark on your ‘finest hour’

Photo of an alarm clock just before midnight?

Be honest with yourself. How has God figuratively tapped you on the shoulder and offered an opportunity to do a very special thing, unique to you and fitted to your talents and desires?

Is the concept of retirement selfish?

Photo of a bored and stressed older worker.

When our work has no purpose, then it’s hard to go through the motions to complete mundane tasks. Boredom with our jobs and bitterness at being controlled is what makes retirement so attractive.

The wasted pursuit of vanity

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If one story I write or a podcast I produce can inspire just one person to help others, then I know their influence will become a legacy that outlives them for generations.