Have you pondered the meaning of life?
Have you spent time wondering,
“Why am I here?”
Who am I?
Do you wonder about your purpose?
My more mundane answer is:
I am a Child of God,
a retired educator,
a wife, sister, aunt, friend,
a mom of 2, Grammy to 7, and
great-grandmother (GG) to one with 2 on the way.
But I am much more than that!
Today I am a volunteer, working at the reception desk
at the Madison Valley Medical Center.
It’s a quiet Wednesday afternoon.
Not much activity for this “Purple Lady” to record.
Hopefully the absence of “customers”
means people are relatively healthy.
No need for a doctor or lab test right now.
So, what are YOU doing today?
I am pondering life’s meaning
and my place in this spot in the world.
I want to get beyond the mundane.
If you were to write a poem or essay
answering the questions,
“Who Am I? Why am I here?
What is my Purpose?
What would you say?
Here is mine for today
(tomorrow it may change…
I am a work in progress):
I am a woman who is continually growing, stretching, discovering.
I am living a contemplative life defined by the
expansion of my heart.
My way of acting is different from the world’s way. I am different.
I am witnessing to a different way of BEING in the world.
I strive to live in ways that demonstrate the:
- potential for compassion
- grace of presence
- revelation in each moment
- unconditional love described as Agape in His Word
My life is lived on the edges of the world’s fluctuating values.
It’s a challenging place to be.
I am open and transparent, tuned in daily to God’s newness –
– to God’s Love growing in me,
– to the Peace and Joy the Lord offers so freely.
I AM Jan Beekman.
(“I am a stew – a mixture of many parts,” Thanks, CD!)
And who are YOU?
Comments on: "I AM" (14)
I ponder about things all the time, I hope some of it is reflected in my posts. I am a child of God, looking for clarity for what he has called me to do! Love reading your posts!
Thank you, Charlotte… likewise, I enjoy reading yours. As children of God, we both continue to look for clarity. It’s a life-long process <3
This was a wonderful post! You are truly an accomplished woman – full of love for the Lord and others.💕
Thank you for your response. I am not sure I would define myself as “accomplished,” but I do enjoy the act of service. Thank you for your words of affirmation. <3
What a great thing you do, volunteering in a medical center! Thanks for sharing a little of who you are!
I am Renee. Daughter of the King. Prayer warrior. One who loves people for who they are inside. Mother of 2 girls. Nonna to 2 g-sons, 2 g-daughters. Friend. Sister. Wife. Lover of mysteries, reading, writing, word games, angels and most of all Jesus. 😄
Wow! Renee, what a beautiful response! Yours is the kind of answer bloggers dream of! You told me you (like me) are the “Daughter of the King, and a Prayer warrior.” You shared that you love ” people for who they are inside.” Me, too. You have two children, as I do… and 4 grandchildren. What a blessing, huh? Like me, you are a “Friend. Sister. Wife.” We share a love of “reading, writing, word games, angels and most of all Jesus.” No wonder I love hearing from you. Someday we need to meet face-to-face!! <3
Wouldn’t that be awesome! It’s nice to share the same loves with other like-minded people! I also have a grand-baby on the way!
My great granddaughters (two of them) are due June 11th. When is your grandchild expected? Also, I have a granddaughter (Faith, who will be 23 on the 23rd of this month), who is getting married on July 20th. This is going to be a very exciting summer!
Mine is due in November. I can’t wait! I know you’re just as excited! There’s just something about holding grand babies for the first time! They are a blessing!
So true! Yes, it is such a joy to see new life. I just pray for their health and a future allowing them to become all God intends for them. <3
I second that prayer! 🤗
I am one who, although always thinking of others, has learned to consider himself as well
Very important! If we are not mindful of our own needs, we become powerless to help others!