The Purpose of Life

The purpose of life is to …

Use it up. Use it all up. Use your time, strength, talent, treasure, health, wealth, connections. Use everything, every moment. There is no reward for rejecting resources, no badge of honor for denying help. And no guilt for accepting and using what is available to you.

Love it. No matter what, this life is a one-time deal. (The next life is another question.)

Enjoy it. There’s no need to suffer unnecessarily.

Use it for good. Not evil. Add to the blessings of the world.

There are no second chances to take every opportunity.

Want it? Get it.

You got this.


The Daily Dabbles: Six Months in Review

For the uninitiated, the Daily Dabbles is the daily (excluding Sundays) email full of fun, exciting, motivating, and overall positive things to do to make your life a little better.

The Dabbles started as part of the currently-defunct The Dilettante Diaries, shifted with me to my brief stint as a goals coach, followed me back as I tested life coaching, and is now part of my overarching idea of an Epicurean Good Life.

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101+ Lifetime Goals

The Bucket List. I’ve written and re-written this list many, many times since I was 16. I’ve had bucket lists with time frames, bucket lists for decades of my life, bucket lists that span my life, and more.

After writing them, I pay attention to them for a while, and then eventually ignore or delete them, for one reason or another.

But here’s the thing: when you write things down, your brain goes to work. The Reticular Activating System (RAS) kicks on and doesn’t stop until you have achieved your goal.

Here’s my list, re-written and reconstructed from memory, with the lifetime goals I’ve completed in bold.

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Spring Garden Party

A trip to the South for pimento cheese, a trip north to hunt down Lejay Crème de Cassis, and Spring springing puts me in the mood for a garden party!

The bug has bitten me hard. I feel the warmth on my skin, and I fall into the daydreams of secluded, sun-dappled yards, floaty dresses, and ultra-feminine cocktails.

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Homemade Coffee Liqueur

Homemade Coffee Liqueur, LynnDaue.comKahlua is one of those liqueurs that I rarely have on hand. When stocking our bar, I much prefer to have the standards—London dry gin, vodka, bourbon whiskey, tequila, and rum.

Sometimes, though, you need something more specific.

I started making my own coffee liqueur a few years ago when I stumbled across a recipe on The Cupcake Project. The taste is smooth, sweet, and not too overpowering, which makes it perfect for the Kahlua Marshmallow shooters that will inevitably happen around the chiminea or beachside campfires this summer.

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