By Published On: May 9th, 2022Categories: Inspirational

I have a colleague who recently told me she was trying to find her purpose. She also shared that last year she was asked to chair a board for a hospice that has grown exponentially under her leadership. I asked why she didn’t see that as a purpose. She quickly dismissed her efforts and said, “No, that’s too easy.”

It should be easy. Purpose is the by-product of developing our natural gifts and giving them generously. Whether it’s helping people organize themselves, caring for others, or solving difficult problems, people in need of our gifts will find us. We don’t need to waste time seeking.

Instead of looking for a purpose, ask yourself where you are already giving. What do you do that feels effortless? Embrace the positive impact you have on others, and if you have capacity, offer more.


  1. Chris May 9, 2018 at 5:12 PM

    I love this. Such great points Dawn!

    • Dawn Kohler May 9, 2018 at 7:38 PM

      Thank you for being a reader!

  2. Joanne Carranza May 9, 2018 at 8:47 PM

    Dawn, your post today was what I needed. Your book The Invitation also touches on this. I read it this wkend and am still thinking about the different truths that made so much sense to me. I felt like I was in the book with the girls on their journey. I need to stop beating myself up and feeling less than. I will focus on what I do best and accept it and appreciate it and work on it. Thank you dear friend. Your words have made such an impact on my day to day life.
    Lots of love,

    • Dawn Kohler May 9, 2018 at 8:56 PM

      Thank you Joanne! You made my day. So glad to hear you enjoyed my book. I loved creating those characters. They gave me comfort during a difficult time and I hope the book does the same for others.

      You are a special woman and everything you do has purpose! Big hug!

  3. Doreen Villemaire May 11, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Love. Thank you. Though I’m still seeking that which I do so effortlessly. Perhaps my glasses are just foggy and a clean wipe will show me I’m right where I’m supposed to be.
    I,too, absolutely loved your book The Invitation. Touched my soul. Couldn’t put it down even in the wee hours of morning.
    Thanks for being an inspiration. Taking risks and putting yourself out there. Peace, Love, Blessings!

    • Dawn Kohler May 11, 2018 at 6:32 PM


      Thank you so much for your kind words. Readers like you inspire me to keep writing. Your comments were just what I needed today. (:

      Peace, Love and Blessings to you too!

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