The other day Shelley@QuaintRevival replied to a post of mine and made the statement, ’I am where I’m meant to be’.


In responding, I found myself hesitating, and for a moment was not at all sure I was in fact, Where I am Meant to be.

The first most ridiculous thought was – no, not everything is perfect. Found myself laughing. What in life is ever perfect at least for more than a moment. Can perfection exist in a non-static environment? Would I even want perfection? Wouldn’t it be boring?

Then, shocked that I would even think that being where one is meant to be has anything to do with the impossible ’perfect’ anything.

I’ve never believed entirely in fate, but do have my suspicions, so if it is possible to be Meant to be Somewhere, does that mean some kind of Fate or Life Intention exists?

I guess deep down I do believe in ‘Purpose’ and ‘Meant to Be’, and when I considered for a few seconds I realized I am where I am meant to be. What is it they say about The Journey rather than The Destination?

So then I wondered, can I ever be where I am not meant to be? And I figured that could happen (although it took some thought).

See I think being where one is meant to be has nothing to do with comfort for example. Mother Theresa was probably where she was meant to be and bringing comfort and being comfortable are two different things.

Mother Theresa

And I suspect that during the 27 years Nelson Mandela was in prison he was where he was meant to be.

I wonder if so much unrest in the world today has anything to do with people not realizing they are where they are meant to be and where they are today is but a small part of journey? Does that make sense at all?

Here at Northof43 I am off to enjoy a sunny cold winter’s day!

Chris on this Tuesday December 14th ’21

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

17 thoughts on “I AM WHERE I’M MEANT TO BE”

  1. I think we are all where we are meant to be, whether we think so or not. The problem is so many think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence instead of being satisfied with where they are. (and not just geographically) Sending hugs.

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  2. A CEO told me there is a problem with some -if not most – of new grads they interview because they come with a sense of entitlement thinking they don’t have to work up. Don’t want to start at the bottom.


  3. You touch on some very profound issues here – if the journey really is what matters, and not the destination, then we absolutely do need to be travelling on the road we are meant to be on. Sometimes it feels more like a labyrinth than a road – but when we look back, we can always see the benefits of all the twists and turns that didn’t make much sense at the time.

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  4. I think we are where we are meant to be. That being said, I think that at times we may take a turn that causes us to wander for awhile. But there are signs along the way help direct us back to where we are meant to be. And we probably learn valuable lessons while we wander that help us live our best life.

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  5. Lovely post. Even our worser parts of life are what we had to go through to become who we are today, so yes, we’re constantly where we need to be, even though it may seem otherwise when we’re in it. I enjoyed this! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Pilgrim’s Progress. He thought about this a lot!
    and yes, i think we are where we are meant to be. It’s how we adapt that matters.
    And comfort? I am forever out of my comfort zone, which is sometimes hard but occasionally exhilarating.

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