It’s all too easy to get caught up in the business of life, family, and career obligations. You are going through the motions, but you’re not living your life on purpose. Living an intentional life means taking time to think about what’s important to you. It’s thinking about priorities. Do you have a purpose? What is most important to you? Are you living according to your values? Do you have meaningful relationships? Do you take care of your body and mind? Close your eyes and think about something that brings you joy and peace. Are you taking active steps to bring that something into your life?
Having a child with challenges can turn your life upside-down. Even if you feel like you’re alone, you are not. There are so many parents going through something that rocked their world as well. Even if life has turned out different than you planned you can still have a vibrant and meaningful live that encompasses the full range of emotions including peace and joy. Sit down and get quiet. Understand and let go and come to terms that the life you planned is no more. Shed your skin and start fresh. You can have a wonderful life even if there are challenges. In fact, the secret to a more peaceful life if to expect that there will be challenges. You can make the decision to live your life on purpose. What do you think your life would be like if you choose to make this commitment to yourself?