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Share this Thought Shaper & Best Life Lesson with your children today, and every day: Tell them that . . . 

“Your life has many purposes.BLL-THOUGHT-SHAPERS-Your-life-has-meaning-and-purpose-thought-shapers-for-blog copy

You are special, unique, and important.

You make a difference.

The world is better because you are here.”


Shape your thoughts & create your best life – it’s your life & it’s up to you to create the one you want!


Here is another journal entry I wrote to my girls a few years back. If there is anything in it that helps you or your children, feel free to share it with them!

Dear Girls,

Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to know what my purpose was, why I was here.  As far back as I can remember, I knew I was here for a reason and that I had a purpose , even if I didn’t always know what it was!  I’ve come to my own conclusions about life and what it all means, but that’s for another time.  For today, I just want you to know that your life has meaning & purpose, that your life has many purposes, that you are special, unique and important, that you make a difference and that the world is a much better place because you’re in it!

DSC_0496I’m not just saying this because I’m your mom, I’m saying it because it’s true.  It’s not just true for you, but for everyone.  Our job is to figure out what this means to us individually – it’s part of creating our best lives!

Your job is to discover what brings meaning into your life, what your purpose is at different times in your life. Your job is to discover your unique talents and abilities and use them.

When you combine what you love, what you’re good at (your unique talents and abilities) with a purpose beyond yourself (that helps others), you will be creating and living lasting and authentic happiness – your best life!

For now, I’m going to tell you what some others have said about this best life lesson, then I’ll let you know how I’ve put it all together to teach it to you – to empower you girls to live a meaningful & purposeful life, filled with love, happiness and fulfillment; to have everything you want to have, to do everything you want to do, to be everything you want to be, based on what’s most important to you; and to grow as individuals and as human beings. This is one of my purposes, in my life right now, to inspire, motivate & empower you girls to create your best lives.  Someday you’ll thank me – I hope!!!!

xo – Mom

p.s. I’ve decided to put “what others have said” in a different journal entry.  It’s too much for one sitting (and I know how you think less is more when it comes to my encouragement!!) but it’s all important to understand, so I’ll take the first three books below, one at a time, at a later time – I’m sure you can’t wait!!!

Countless books have been written on this subject but here are the first three that I want to tell you about that shaped this Best Life Lesson:

The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents, Guiding Your children to Success & Fulfillment, Deepak Chopra;

Authentic Happiness, Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment, Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.; and

On the Meaning of Life, Will Durant


Remember girls . . .BLQ-1-Life-has-meaning-and-purpose-Mary-Dunbar-Your-life-has-meaning-and-purpose-thought-shapers-for-blog copy

Shape your thoughts & create your best life – it’s your life & it’s up to you to create the one you want!


“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”

Mary Dunbar


Shape your thoughts and start creating your best life!

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