Do you have a sense of purpose in your life? What helps you get out of bed in the morning? What gives your life meaning? Many of us get so caught up with the hustle and bustle of everyday life that we lose sight of the big picture. Taking time to think about what is your life about is important. How are you serving some purpose greater than yourself? When we have a sense of purpose, our lives are richer and more satisfying. Not surprisingly, studies show that having a sense of purpose has a positive impact on longevity. Life transitions are excellent opportunities to re-examine and re-establish our sense of purpose. Mid-life events such as, divorce, empty nest, retirement, or the death of a spouse are times when many people feel a void in their lives, perhaps even a sense of loss of purpose. Take some time to ask, who am I now? What do I want? How do I want to be of service? What is my purpose?