The older I get, the more it becomes apparent to me, that I have very little control over anything. I am in charge of me, half of the way my house is run, and a good portion of what I do in my classroom with my students. I can try to make a difference in the world, but I can't make all of my causes everybody else's. I feel like this is a real epiphany for me.
So, I have a new life goal. My job as a purposeful being on this earth is to influence people by how I run myself, my half of my home, and my classroom. My goal isn't on others, it's on doing it for me and hopefully inspiring others along the way.
My new life goal: it is what it is.