Is Your Life Purpose ...
Being A Writer & Healer Focusing on The Humor of Aging?
Inspiration for Finding Your Life Purpose
Do you know what you are supposed to be doing with your life? Curious about who you are meant to become and how to start fulfilling your life purpose?
If so, it may be time to get serious and gain some inspiration and encouragement from example, as well as all the life purpose statements on this site.
Life Purpose Statement Sample (Before)
Here is a typical sample statement before exploring in-depth what your life purpose is ...
I Think I Want to...
My Life Purpose Statement Ingredients
If you answer the questions that help you discover who you are meant to become, you can develop a list of ingredients that describe the things, activities, talents, experiences, knowledge, problems, people and places you love. And these form the foundation for crafting your life purpose statement.
Gifts & Talents: What I Am Great At ...
- using humor to deal with death and aging
- creating special moments that make older people feel loved and valued
- seeing the irony in how much life changes as you age and finding what you can laugh about
- researching and sharing information about diseases and a terminal diagnosis
- baking old fashioned cookies with real butter and all the stuff that our grandmothers used
- finding the right joke to break the ice with people in the health care field
Things I Love: What I Want To Work With ...
- jokes and puns
- bed pans that are personalized with jokes
- old photographs of family members
- joke books and web sites
- medical TV dramas
- geneological and aging magazines and web sites
- word processors and my computer
- medical newsletters for caregivers
Activities I Love: What I Would Love To Get Paid To Do ...
- making and using plays on words
- writing humorous stories that touch peoples hearts
- researching diseases and their side effects
- collecting old fashioned cookbooks and recipes
- making up skits and plays that make a crowd laugh and roll their eyes
- writing poetry about aging and being ill
- creating art with old family photographs
- analyzing spreadsheets and data about how humor can heal the body and reduce stress
Places I Love: Where I Would Love To Work ...
- retirement homes
- adult care facilities
- hospital wards and rehab centers
- well loved and taken care of homes that speak volumes about their onwers
- medical schools for alternative healing
- health care companies
People I Love: Who I Would Love To Work With and For ...
- health care professionals ... nurses and doctors like Patch Adams
- the terminally ill
- aging patients
- humorous writers
- physical therapists
- health care executives .. the enlightened ones
- associations for terminal illnesses
- grandmothers and grandfathers of all ages
Experiences I Love: What Makes My Workday Amazing
- finding the right words to share what touches someone's heart
- having an audience on the edge of their seats laughing and having tears from from thier eyes
- filling the house with the smell of my grandmother's kitchen when I came home after school
- feeling challenged to find the humor in the process of dying and death
- being in the flow of entertaining and storytelling
- walking into someone's home and feeling instantly welcome and being surrounded by the memories of a lifetime
Needs, Problems I Love: What I Would Love To Have An Impact On ...
- helping people adjust to aging and the inevitability of death
- making the last years of life as full and happy as the first years of life
- opening communication between the generations and patients and care givers so everyone can deal with the emotions of being ill and dying
A Title For Your Life Purpose Statement
After you have your ingredient list, the next step is coming up with a title. This is key, since it helps you focus on what you really want to do with your life ... and gives you a way to talk with others and look for jobs.
humor columnist for Silver Set magazines and websites
workshop and conference speaker on humor about dying and ill health
medical researcher and developer of alternative healing methods using humor
Each of these speaks to all the ingredients -- but which one fits best depends on which one best fits you and how you envision your life and lifestyle.
Life Purpose Statement (After)
Here is the final detailed life purpose staement that speaks to the heart of this life purpose.
My Purpose In Life Is ...
... to learn how to use humor and knidness to help people adjust to the inevitable changes that come with aging and ill health.
I want to use my ability to connect with people who are terminally ill and dying, and help and their caregivers deal with the emotional stress of the dying process. I want to use my love of humor and my knack with finding, creating and sharing corny jokes about getting old and dying -- to help break down the barriers that isolate people who are dying and help their families, friends and cargeivers cope.
I love to have an audience on the edge of their seats with laughter, and to bring smiles to those who are in pain and feeling hopeless. I also love to put my writing skills to good use touching the lives of people I will never meet with humor and compassion that lowers stress levels.
I would love to work across the health care spectrum -- from medical schools and nursing homes to health care company conference rooms -- to share ideas, humor and compassion -- and get the kessage out that laughter can heal.
The Next Step ...
Now that you have seen the difference having a list of ingredients and a title for your life purpose can have to bring clarity to the question ...
What Am I Supposed To Do With My Life?
... is it worth taking the time to find your own ingredient list so you can write your own life purpose statement?