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'Ramblings'...'Meanderings' really does sum up what you may find here. A short story, a quote or something philosophical all with very little organization.

It is my hope, that with your interaction, we can experience life more fully through ideas, thoughts and questions. You see working together we are all smarter than each of us individually. And thanks, sincerely thank you for sharing your most valuable asset, time, with me as we Ramble and Meander through these pages.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Permanent Purpose: The Butterfly Effect

“When you know that everything matters—that every move counts as much as any other—you will begin living a life of permanent purpose. A life of permanent purpose will make you a better parent, a better spouse and a more valuable friend. Your productivity and financial success will soar to new heights while the old days of uncertainty, doubt, and depression fade into the past.” Andy Andrews

This morning I read this quote for the very first time. It is from the new book:
The Butterfly Effect by Andy Andrews.

Today I am inspired, filled with spirit.
Like many of you, I have long wondered what my purpose in life is. What am I to do or share that could possibly, positively, affect my family, my friends, co-workers and even the world? What special talent do I possess? What gift do I have to share? And then in Andy's few simple words it all became radiantly clear.
Life is my purpose! Every moment, every breath, thought and action are my purpose, my gift. Each equally important for me and those with whom I share this world, for the generations to come.
In just the last 30 minutes, since reading this quote, I have accomplished several mundane tasks, things that normally fulfill my identity of Chief Procrastinator. But that was changed, like turning on a light, instant revelation. Each task was performed with love and thoughts of how it affects my wife and our relationship, how that affects our children, our friends and now you.
You see I almost did not write this 'Rambling'. Doubt was creeping in, as it often does. Should I share and expose my feelings, my thoughts. And now I have my answer.
Of course.
This, and every choice I make, is my purpose, my Permanent Purpose.
I, for one, will now choose more wisely. For I now know that every choice matters, for all of us.
Here now come the gentle waves from the Butterflies wings, from me to you.
What will be your choice today, tomorrow....?
What will you give to all of us?
What will your purpose mean, to the world?


  1. I love this rambling! I am always second guessing myself! It makes me think of how much time I waste by contemplating my future. I have always been so afraid to make "the executive" decision, that I would often not make a decision at all! Thus far, this has not helped me in life at all! Susan Layne

  2. The best advice I've heard is: Put your energy into making the decision, waste none on second thoughts. Make your life a statement, not an apology. Not making a decision is a decision to leave things as they are. Ask youself, Is that what I truly want?