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Calling All Seniors: How to Find Purpose in Life (Hint: It Involves a Paintbrush)


Calling All Seniors: How to Find Purpose in Life (Hint: It Involves a Paintbrush)


Hey there, friends, family, and foes alike. So, you're at a point in life where you're wondering, "What's my purpose?" And I get it, life can be a little daunting. But fear not, because I'm here to tell you that you can find a real, meaningful, purpose driven life worth living; and it all starts with a simple idea of seeing your life as a journey and not a destination. We all know that every journey begins with a planned first step, or at least it should. However, some of my most memorable journeys just happened. Yet, when I reflect backward, I discovered that even those journeys started with a choice. Left, or right? This road or that? In the same way, so does the purpose journey. At some point I made a choice.

 

The first step in the purpose journey is the ability to think. I know, I know, you're probably thinking, "Well, no kidding, Sherlock!" But hear me out. Thinking isn't just about analyzing your grocery list or remembering where you put your keys. It's about engaging your mind in creative activities that bring joy, fulfillment, and purpose to your life.


So, how do you engage your mind in creative activities, you ask? Well, it's all about finding things that spark your curiosity and bring you joy. Maybe it's learning a new skill, like painting or gardening. Or perhaps it's diving into a new hobby, like writing or woodworking. The key is to find something that excites you and gets those cogs in your brain turning.But, wait you say. "I'm no Picasso, and I can barely tell the difference between a hammer and a wrench." Trust me, you don't have to be a master artist or craftsman to engage in creative activities.


The beauty of creativity is that it's not about perfection; it's about the process. It's about allowing yourself to explore, experiment, and see where your imagination takes you.And here's the best part: engaging in creative activities has been proven to have a slew of amazing benefits for seniors. Not only does it keep your mind sharp and nimble, but it also reduces stress, boosts self-esteem, and can even improve your overall sense of well-being.


Plus, it's a whole lot of fun!So, whether you're picking up a paintbrush for the first time or trying your hand at knitting, remember that the first step in finding a real, meaningful purpose worth living for is to engage your mind in creative activities. So go ahead, let your imagination run wild, and see where it takes you. You might just find that your purpose has been hiding in your creativity all along.


Now, go forth and create, my fabulous senior friends. The world is your canvas, and your mind is the paintbrush. Here's to finding joy, fulfillment, and a purpose worth living for!


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