Lately I have been asked many questions about my employment.  I believe it is because the nature of my business is confusing to folks and many assumptions are made in the process. I love the fact that I am able to simply answer that I live a purpose filled life.  What I choose to do, or not do, does not follow a societal norm or a well traveled path. Yet, I am privileged to wake up everyday and think about how I am able to make a relevant difference to the people and community(s) I choose to serve.  

Today I had the privilege of representing the nonprofit organization Serve Who Serve and host a group of injured service members and their families at Reveille Peak Ranch.  Simply giving these service members opportunity, being curious to learn about them, and creating the space for others to give back brought me joy and fueled me for the next week. 

What is your fuel?

Often times we approach life only thinking about self needs and desires (which is important and cannot be denied).  However, I can't help but think what the world might be like if we all just approached every situation while thinking about the needs and desires of those around us as well as our own. In my chosen occupation I get to witness, on a daily basis,  corporations giving back, individuals going beyond themselves to help a fellow citizen, and the powerful dynamic of people thriving in a service oriented environment. I see beauty in people and things every day.  I get to witness people caring passionately about their community. 

Although I have never asked, but I think I will start, it almost seems that the folks I choose to be around would have a similar type of answer to the common question; What is your goal? The answer being to strengthen myself and the people and places I choose to surround myself with. 

There is significant power in self accountability!

“All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal.”  - taken from Atlas Shrugged