When in Miami, I love spending a day out on Key Biscayne. It’s an island South of Miami Beach. At the far end of the island, you find the largest national park in the area – not including the Everglades of course. I adore marveling at tropical plants, hiking on the bushy trails, having some picnic by the water and dipping into the soothing waves of the Atlantic.
A day like this is balm to my soul. I feel like I can truly let my inner beauty flow. I can get resourced. I need times like these. I need to stop and realize how sweet all the little things I see and experience really are. I cherish the oceanside. I love spending the entire day there – in harmony with the nature.
Here I’m jumping for joy. Joy is something that we can invite into our lives – and practice makes perfect. I’ve been thru times when being joyful felt merely unthinkable. Yet when I did muster up some willpower to try and see things from a sunnier perspective, it did work. Maybe in a very baby step-y way at first, but nevertheless.
Last Sunday I hosted my discussion group Soul Cafe. The theme was a Purpose Driven Life. Some of you may be familiar with the famous book. My goal was to use that book as the basis of our learning time together. I was excited to see where we’d go. Four people came and we had a sweet time sharing our experiences and being able to say out loud what needed to be released from our hearts, and listened to. I will most likely organize another Soul Cafe meeting in two months. I get great pleasure in setting up this kind of a forum where people can pop in and be encouraged. Next time I’ll come bearing baked goodies, too.
Fashion is a side purpose of my life. It’s a fun game, and I do need it. That said, I don’t want to take it too seriously. I wish never to be caught in fashion’s dictating grips. I have to be vigilant about that. I have to remind myself that first and foremost my life is about other things than clothes or being admired because of I follow the latest trends. Fashion is wearing what I want to wear – to the beach and back. What makes me shine!
I’ve started working on a sentence, a slogan or call it even a motto that defines my purpose in life. That will then give me direction in what to do, and what not. We only have time to do what really matters. So far my understanding of my purpose is:
Spreading beauty and encouragement wherever I go.
Would you be interested in finding out your purpose? Make it your goal to journal, meditate, pray if you will. You’ll be inspired I promise.
Not your usual Susu Paris Chic fashionista pose but I thought it would be fun to include it in here.