The morning of my return to The Gambia, I left a note for my sister thanking her for her usual lovely hospitality filled with laughter, reminiscing, small rasalantehs (snobs), shopping, and over eating. My last sentence, ‘life is for the living!’ on the note clung to my memory like a baby on its mother’s back.
Yes, we are all alive and well, thank God for that, but are we living a purpose-driven life? Are we doing what we love? Are we holding on to excess baggage? Are we refusing to accept the inevitable? Are we being truthful to ourselves?
To me, living a purpose-driven life is about being faithful whatever your faith is. It is about loving what you do to define who you are regardless of people’s expectations. It is about being truthful to your core – being in tuned with our instincts to know what is fundamentally right or wrong and how it affects the people closest to us.