Purpose: Five Minute Friday

Today I am joining the positive writing community over at Five Minute Friday for their weekly link-up. Each week we gather to write on a common theme. This week our theme is Purpose.

At our district’s opening meeting for the school year, the presenter (Sarah Johnson) spoke on being “Affirmed in Purpose.”

While this was a public school system there were so many hints throughout the talk about how Sarah allows her faith to drive her purpose both inside and outside of the classroom. She challenged us to write a life mission statement and to set commitments and goals based on our passions. I’ve been refining my mission statement and intentions, but I wanted to share what I have written at this point:

Mission Statement: I will lead with faith, passion, and healthy relationships in order to make this world a better, more empathetic place.

Some of my passions include: writing, reading, exercise, art, teaching, and health.

Commitments that I have brainstormed that align with my mission statement are: only taking on roles in my church and school that feed into my mission, completing morning routines and Artist Dates regularly to ensure I am supporting myself, and daily self care.

Sarah challenged us in her presentation to revisit our mission statements and commitments at the 30-,60-, and 90-day marks to figure out what is working, not working, and to set new goals.

As of now, I feel like my goals have remained a priority. I’ve kept my passions in focus as I have chased my purpose over the last few weeks. I know I can continually improve in all of the areas listed above so I reviewing regularly will help me to realign and refine my focus areas according to my intentions and purposes.

The Ameri Brit Mom

5 thoughts on “Purpose: Five Minute Friday

  1. I remember being challenged several years ago to think about a mission statement. It truly helps one to stay focused and purposed. It may be time I need to review and think about this again!


  2. Don’t really know my mission
    except maybe to say
    that I’m a-goin’ fishin’
    for men most every day.
    That’s the thing the Big J said
    to old James and John
    that made them choose to go ahead
    and set out upon
    the road that led to Calvary
    and to the Empty Tomb,
    to fire-touched bright certainty
    in the Upper Room,
    and to the fate so many found,
    martyrdom’s bejeweled crown.


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