Poetic Inspirations and Practical Applications for Blissful Living

Healthy Business, Healthy Body, Healthy Life

Healthy Business, Healthy Body, Healthy Life


Ann Musico of 3D Vitality Health Coaching and Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Business Coaching come together to share strategies, insights and inspiration for creating a healthy business, a healthy body and a healthy life! Enjoy – via the media player below – the second show of this powerful series. Whether you are interested in boosting the bottom line or in shrinking the waist line, you will be enriched by the conversation!

God’s graces to you on your Purposeful Pathway!

Caroline Gavin shares on The Iron Jen Show

A Purposeful Process — and A Purposeful Pathway


It was both a blessing and an honor to share on the Iron Jen Show this week. God impressed on my heart that I should share more deeply about the challenges and the victories on my Purposeful Pathway. I pray that, in learning these things, you will experience encouragement, inspiration and joy in your heart. Enjoy also the practical steps you can apply today to boost your business and enrich your life.

I thank Jen for the opportunity, and I thank all who will listen.

With God’s graces and my gratitude,

Guest Post: It’s All About Choices


I am grateful to have 3D Vitality Health Coach Ann Musico share a guest post!


It’s All About Choices by Ann Musico:


Change is a process. You cannot make sweeping changes to your lifestyle all at once and

expect to be successful. You create overload and that’s what leads to thinking, “This is just

too hard; I can’t do it so I might as well just forget it!”  Instead, I suggest you look at it as a series of choices you make gradually.


For instance, first you increase how much water you drink. If your requirement based on your present weight is 100 ounces, don’t just measure out the 100 ounces and start chugging! No, each day increase the amount you already drink by 8 or 16 ounces until you get to the correct amount for you. This is what I call “taking baby steps.”


You can make a better choice in every situation. You can choose the baked or broiled fish

instead of the deep fried, batter encrusted version. You can ask for salad dressing on the

side and choose to make it olive oil and vinegar instead of blue cheese. You can choose to

have salad AND a vegetable instead of salad and french fries. You can choose to use

the stairs instead of the elevator.


Every choice creates a result. You have control over that result. The result can be greater

energy and vitality, improved health and appearance or fatigue, excess weight and health

problems. You may have little or no control over many aspects of life—but your choices and

attitude are the two things you have total control over. And those two things drive the rest of

your life!   Becoming aware of choices you are making and carefully determining

how you can make the best choice in each situation is a critical first step to success in health and in life.


We all have certain specific genetic predispositions. For example, you may have a genetic

predisposition toward diabetes, obesity, heart problems or cancer. I am not denying that

your family history may predispose you to certain diseases. All of my grandparents except

for one, most of my aunts and uncles and my mother ALL died from cancer. Does it seem to

run in my family? Gallop may be more like it. I acknowledge the history, but I do not believe

it destines me or my children to go down the same path.


I ask you to consider a different question—what really runs in your family, genes or habits? Research

confirms that although heredity and familial disposition toward certain conditions have an

effect on physical health, it only accounts for approximately 20%—lifestyle and nutrition account

for close to 80%! This tells me that while we can acknowledge our family’s health history

and be aware of it, we need not repeat it. Rather than just continue to perpetuate the

habits we may have grown up with, we have the power to choose to change them and improve

the outcome. (There’s that word “choose” again!)


When you choose to believe a problem is genetic or you just inherited it—you are saying it

cannot be changed, you are doomed to be this way and there’s NOTHING you can do about

it! You make yourself a victim and relinquish responsibility for your thoughts, beliefs and

actions. It’s been scientifically proven that your perception of a situation or condition (how

you see it) matters more than the condition itself. What you think and believe is so powerful—

it can change your DNA!


While changing lifelong habits may not be easy, remember, your choices not only affect you,

but future generations as well. We need not feel we’re doomed to suffer from the same

problems and diseases as our parents and grandparents. Deuteronomy 30:19 encourages

us to choose life, for ourselves and for our children. We can choose to do things differently.

Our parents did the best they knew to do. Since we know better, we must make the choice

to do better.


We must also embrace the truth that as Christians we now have a different, better Bloodline,

one in which there is no disease! By doing these things we can change our old perceptions

and create a new “history,” passing down vibrant health, wholeness and faith for generations

to come.


Are you making the best choices you can?


Getting healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated! Let Ann help you make some simple and easy changes that will help you enjoy greater health and vitality.  Visit her website at http://www.threedimensionalvitality.com and subscribe for her free weekly newsletter and blog posts and you will enjoy timely, practical information you can implement immediately!

Heaven’s Gate

Sing of Jesus Poem by Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Coaching

Image courtesy Rawich of www.freedigitalphotos.net


Heaven’s Gate


“There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.” Revelation 22:8


If you only knew

The treasures that await

For you, My precious child,

Behind Heaven’s gate.


If you could imagine

The diamonds and the gems,

The hills and mountains,

The roses and blossoms,


The waterfalls and streams,

The eternal Sunlight,

The glory of the days,

The absence of night,


The songs of birds,

The lamb’s dance with the lion,

The peace, the joy, the love

Of Eternal Zion.


If you only knew,

My child, you would not fear,

For you would remember

All your treasure is there.


So I ask you for a moment

To come be with Me,

Close your eyes right now,

Envision eternity.


For there in Heaven

Is your beautiful treasure,

Sweeter than your dreams,

Rich beyond measure.


Jewels of every color,

Water running crystal clear,

Fellowship and praise

With your siblings dear,


And also My presence,

For Heaven is where I AM,

I am the Alpha and Omega,

The Lion and The Lamb.


Smile in this vision,

Rejoice forever to know

That Heaven is yours

Because Me you follow.


My child, imagine

The diamonds and the gems,

The hills and mountains,

The roses and blossoms,


And keep your eyes fixed

On treasures that await

For you, My precious child,

Behind Heaven’s gate.



© 2013 Caroline Gavin

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So much awaits behind Heaven’s gate!
How does this truth impact your daily living?


Interested in paving your own purposeful pathway?

Contact Caroline Gavin via caroline@purposefulpathway.com



[Guest Post] What’s for Dinner?

What’s for Dinner?

Guest post by Mike Fenton of Heart and Soul Heath Coaching

“Happiness is more than good health and a bad memory.”

– Mike Fenton, Heart & Soul Health Coach

     We spend a lot of time trying to eat the right foods because; too much of this raises my cholesterol or too much of that gives me high blood pressure. Those are all good things to keep in mind when feeding our “physical” bodies especially because when watching what we eat can keep us OFF the prescription medications.

However we must also think about our need to provide food for our soul! Food for the soul comes in many forms as it is something we do that makes us feel good inside or perhaps enlightened after doing it. It may come in the form of reading a good book that has a positive or inspiring message. The Bible is one of those books which provide great optimism for the future.  For example, 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV) gives great focus in (18) “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal”.

A warm or inspiring conversation with a friend or loved one can feed our soul. Or how about the great feeling we get after doing something that is for the benefit of someone else? Giving to a favorite charity or doing volunteer work? All are great food for the soul and things that make us feel better about ourselves while at the same time helping others.

However it is we like to provide food for our soul we must always understand the importance of it. By feeding the soul through reading scripture we can find both strength and rest through inner peace. We find strength in Isaiah 40:29 (NIV) which says (29) “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” and we can find peace in Matthew 11:29 (NIV) which says to (29) “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”.

So the next time you’re wondering “what’s for dinner” take a moment to think about what am I going to feed my soul?


May Reflection: Romans 8:10 (NLT) (10) “And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God”.  Romans 8:11 (NLT) (11) “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you”.

Source:  http://hshc4u.com/2013/05/09/whats-for-dinner/

Sing of Jesus

Sing of Jesus Poem by Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Coaching

Image courtesy fotographic1980 of www.freedigitalphotos.net


Sing of Jesus


“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” Psalm 95:2


With lyrics of love,

With symphony sweet,

Filling my heart,

Moving my feet,


With songs of joy,

With psalms of adoration,

Inspiring praise,

Creating celebration,


With hymns of Heaven,

With angelic chorus,

Reminding me of all

You do for us,


I sing to You

With all of my being;

You are all I am knowing,

Breathing and seeing.


Your musical notes

Grace everything I see,

Your kiss of Heaven

Gives a taste of eternity.


You are my song,

You are my pure delight,

You are the Sun

Overcoming the night.


Jesus, sweet Jesus,

Your Name is symphony;

I thank You for being

Everything to me.


You are my Song,

My Psalm of adoration,

The Source of my praise

And sweet celebration,


So with lyrics of love,

With symphony sweet,

I sing of my Jesus

To all whom I meet.


© 2013 Caroline Gavin

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In what ways do you “sing of Jesus” each day?

In what ways does He bring a song to your heart?


Interested in paving your own purposeful pathway?

Contact Caroline Gavin via caroline@purposefulpathway.com

[Purposeful Pathway Radio] Just Imagine


Purposeful Pathway Radio is a haven for faith-based entrepreneurs.

It is a journey in which faith and business gracefully intertwine.

It is a pathway paved with purpose, peace and passion.


The guests on the show will share insights for faith-based business;

they will also share inspiration from their spiritual journeys.


My hope is that, in listening, your businesses will grow

and your lives will be enriched. My prayer is that these

personal messages will allow God’s peace, love and joy

to pave your purposeful pathways.



I am excited that Wednesday May 8th at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Dr. Darlene Cooper will join the show!



As an evangelist, Dr. Darlene Cooper strives to carry

the Gospel to whoever will hear it.

She is a Gospel Singer/Musician, and through her Music Ministry,

she is able to reach diverse multitudes of people.

Her mission is promoting perfect praise and worship unto God.



She will share insights and the inspiration for her CD titled “Imagine”

on Purposeful Pathway Radio!



Join us in the journey today (May 8th) at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time:

Dr. Darlene Cooper shares on Purposeful Pathway Radio

As always, if you cannot join live you can enjoy the archive:

www.Purposeful Pathway Radio.com  





How to Make a Decision

How to Make a Decision

How to Make a Decision

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Enjoy the guest post below written by my dear friend Joel Boggess of Finding Your Voice Radio:

In the first phase of her relationship, she did the lion’s share of the heavy lifting: paid the bills; made the mortgage and kept up with appearances and responsibilities.

While she was doing what she knew had to be done, like a butterfly lost in the wind, her health, temperament and patience were being swept away.

She was educated, well liked and very practical in her ideas and actions. Shelly also knew she was on earth for a reason and part of some bigger plan; she just couldn’t figure out where to look or how to start.

When she and I first started working together, like she had done for most of her adult life, she tried to apply the “rules” and “conditions” she had picked up along the way; hoping they would help her make better sense out of the mixed messages her body and spirit were sending her.

In her own words, she was “stuck” and was ready to use whatever lever was needed to pry loose.

My challenge to Shelly: “Feel your way through”.

Here’s what I mean – While most of us learn to rely on our understanding, knowledge and intellect to resolve challenges and to solve problems, we’re often also taught to ignore, sideline, or distract ourselves from the emotional hints, clues, and reminders that are pointing us to a better direction.

As logical thinkers and hands-on doers, many of us have lost touch with the triggers that are embedded in the essence of who we are. And, unfortunately, the consequences of editing or denying one’s own feelings come with a hefty price tag – spiritual unrest, migraines, a loss of hope or worse.

How do you make the best decision? Develop a healthy trust in your emotional conversation; learn from its clues and act on its cues.

There’s an ancient Script that says “out of the heart flow the springs of life”. Your emotions and God, live in your heart.

Here are three easy-to-use ideas that will help you reconnect with God, your emotional guidance system and the next, right decision for you.

  • Put yourself on a low information diet.

For many families, it’s a generational habit – watch the morning news for a recap, watch the evening news for the latest. That’s what mom, dad, grandma and grandpa did.

The challenge we face today, one that grandma never saw coming, is that the “news” is no longer waiting for us, it is now coming at us. And, as the demands are continually being raised for our time and attention, continuous streams of information have overloaded our capacity and spun us into non-stop reaction mode.

Thought-starters – Risk missing the latest from the “situation room” and turn off the TV. You won’t let your kid watch certain programs. Guess what? The inner child in you, needs that same sort of protection. Be willing to curb the social media urge – Build boundaries around your email, Facebook, and other pinging, ringing distractions.

Many people fill their lives with noise to escape their true, innermost feelings. Do yourself and your family a wonderful service, don’t be one of them.

  • Take time for your life.

For some, the words meditation or reflective prayer, conjure images of yogis sitting in the lotus position for hours on end. If contortions aren’t your thing, don’t worry. My wife, Pei, is a yoga devotee. She will tell you that you don’t need a mat to clear your mind, to get in touch with what stirs you. All you need is a little time and a quiet space.

Quick-start idea: Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down. Then, for ten minutes, clear your mind and focus on your breathing. Once you get the rhythm of your breathing down (it will probably happen around the count of ten or twenty) thoughts will begin to fill the space you just created. Choose a thought that brings you hope and joy. Explore through it. If your thought, idea, or fantasy moves you deeply, stay with it. Don’t wander off. Resist the temptation to grade or analyze the value or worth of what you are feeling.

Be fully present and allow yourself to be lost in the experience.

Thought starters – How creative will you let yourself be? Will you dim the lights? Use candles? Play soft music? Have a partner? This is a wonderful opportunity to give yourself the gift of a real moment.

Scientists say that people who regularly meditate learn how to handle life with less stress and often experience relief from chronic pain and other medical  & psychological problems. Results from a medical study show that meditation decreases the frequency of menopausal women’s hot flashes by an average of 39%.

  • Be childlike.

When a little girl or boy walks up to a playground, they’re not judging, criticizing or thinking about the end result. Their eyes are full of possibilities and opportunities.  Their attention and energy are focused on the experience.

Throw out the rulebook, detach yourself from the outcome and do something simply for the fun of it.

You are welcome to do these steps in order, backward or in any combination or sequence you’d like. Learning how to touch your emotions and feel your way through is not about following rigid, step-by-step instructions, it’s about exploration, growth, and development.

These three ideas are from my latest eBook, 7 Days to Self Care, and have helped many along their journey. For the full download with our compliments, go to www.findingyourvoiceradio.com/selfcare. You should get immediate access to the eBook, once you register.

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Biz Tip: Systematically Stepping Back

Systematically Stepping Back by Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Coaching

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Purposeful Pathway Biz Tip: Systematically Stepping Back


Purposeful Pathway is a haven for faith-based entrepreneurs. It is a journey in which faith and business gracefully intertwine. It is a pathway paved with purpose, peace and passion. The posts provide insights for faith-based business and also inspiration for the spiritual journey. My hope is that, in reading, your businesses will grow and your lives will be enriched. My prayer is that these messages will allow God’s peace, love and joy to pave your purposeful pathways.

Part of my mission is equipping faith-based businesses with information that is practical, actionable and Scriptural.

The focus of this “Biz Tip” is systematically stepping back.


Stepping back periodically before stepping forward is essential.


Once you have you have clarified and defined your goals, researched how to achieve your goals, and created / implemented an action plan, you will find it beneficial to periodically step back to take an overview of your goals, activities, habits and results.


Our habits, healthy as they may be, can blind us from the bigger picture. We can become so engrossed in action that we forget to step back and see from a bird’s-eye view the overall picture. Getting lost in a sequence of activities leaves us narrow-sighted, and we can reach a point where our actions are no longer fully aligned with our goals.


Perfectionists, in particular, beware! It is tempting to want to perfectly complete all your action steps to the point of not stepping back and redirecting focus when need be. As someone who struggles from this firsthand, I encourage you to remember that it is necessary to step back from time to time at the risk of disrupting the “perfection” of your routine.           


Actions Steps:

  1. Schedule time for stepping back: This step may seem obvious, but it is crucial; without scheduling the time we will subsequently find that we do not have the time. Carve the space for overview.
  2.  Dig deep during our “stepping back” session: Question what is working effectively in your business or ministry. Then, on the other side of the coin, question what is not.
  3. Evaluate results, goals, activities and habits: Determine which, if any, of your goals, activities or habits needs adjustment
  4. Commit to implementing adjustments where necessary: More often than not, you will find adjustments are required in one or more areas. Commit in prayer and in writing to make these changes.
  5. Petition God: Ask the Lord for clarity in your overview and for courage to create changes.


The Lord says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.” (Isaiah 55:8) Rely on God to make clear what is working and what is not. Rely on Him to direct your paths. Rely on Him to transform you for His glory. He sees things from an eternal perspective; He sees your life interwoven with others in the glorious tapestry of all lives. Trust, therefore, in Him to guide you in your overview.


By adjusting activities, habits and goals, distractions are immediately cleared away; this allows greater achievement. Furthermore, by gaining control and clarity rather than getting lost in a cloud of activities, you will experience deeper joy.


Psalm 97:11 encourages us that “light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.” When we are living for God, when we are walking toward goals which glorify Him, He Himself sheds light on our paths and joy on our hearts. He will give us the grace to systematically and joyfully step back.

How does systematically stepping back work for you?

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Faith and Business Intertwine

Purposeful Pathway Radio: Where Faith and Business Intertwine


I have been tremendously blessed by the “Purposeful Pathway Radio” journey and by the guests who have shared their personal pathways! Below is a list of the upcoming guests as well as a list of all archived shows.

Enjoy the latest shows in the media player below or –

for access to all archived shows –

visit Purposeful Pathway Radio via this link.


Purposeful Pathway RADIO is a haven for heart-centered business entrepreneurs, a place to refresh and revive,a pathway graced with passion and purpose. Join the journey and hear powerful tips and remarkable real-life stories of other heart-centered entrepreneurs as they travel their purposeful pathways.

Upcoming Live Shows

Dr. Darlene Cooper – May 8th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Ann Musico and Caroline Gavin – May 15th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Marianne Clements of Victory Christian Coaching – May 22nd from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Alexander Lodi of It Works! Global – May 29th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Joel Boggess of Finding Your Voice – June 5th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Maria Sapio of Journey of Living Loved – June 12th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Sargent Steve Fitness – June 19th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Jeannie Compter of ARRAY Fitness – June 26th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Lawrence Ignaczak – July 3rd from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Purposeful Pathway Radio

Archived Shows

Pastor Taber of Tabers Truths – July 25th from 1:00-1:30 p.m. EDT

Cindy Hirch of Sharing Hope – July 27th from 1:00-1:30 p.m EDT

Lisa Buffaloe of Living Joyfully Free – August 1st from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT

Lisa Graham of The Lisa Effect – August 8th from 1:00-1:30 p.m. EDT

Ann Musico of 3D Vitality – August 10th from 1:00-1:30 p.m. EDT

Michael Fenton of Heart & Soul Health Coaching – August 15th from 1:00-1:30 p.m. EDT

Dave Moore, Author of The Father’s Love – August 22nd from 1:00-1:30 p.m. EDT

Rob Clinton of 180 Coaching – August 24th from 1:00-1:30 p.m. EDT

Lisa Jackson of Concepts in Action – August 29th from 1:00-1:30 p.m. EDT

Joel Boggess of Powerful Living – August 31st from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. EDT

Keith Phillips of Growing God’s Kingdom – September 5th from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT

Annie Rose of Maximillion Freedom Movement – September 7th from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT

SallyAnne Trissel, Christian Author – September 12th from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT

Caroline Gavin and Rob Clinton – September 19th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m EDT

Lisa Keva of Homeschool Circus – September 26th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Kim Hall of Too Darn Happy – October 3rd from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Risa Ruse of Healing PTSD through Poetry – October 10th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Caroline Gavin and Rob Clinton – October 17th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway – October 26th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Tom Raines of Scriptural Affirmations – November 7th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Caroline Gavin and Rob Clinton – November 14th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Lisa Hainline of Lionsgate Book Design – November 21st from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST

Rebecca Harrold, Christian Musician – November 28th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Bernie Lutchman, Minister / TV Host – December 5th from 1:00 to 1:30 pm. EST

Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway – December 12th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Caroline Gavin and Rob Clinton – December 19th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Jen McDonough, Author of Living Beyond Rich – January 4th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway – January 9th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Ann Musico of 3D Vitality – January 18th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Mary Catherine Ardis, Author of His Precious Cargo – January 23rd from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EST

Darlene Alexander, Founder of Heavenly Essence – January 30th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Joel Boggess, Founder of 4 Points Coaching – February 6th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway – February 13th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Theresa Rowe of Shaped by Faith – February 20th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Jim Carver of Rust Belt Chronicles – February 27th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Peter Ferguson of Learn Act Share – March 6th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EST

Pei Kang of Finding Your Voice – March 13th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Ann Musico of 3D Vitality – March 20th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway – March 27th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Joel Boggess of Finding Your Voice – April 3rd from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Lisa Worley, Author of Pearls of Promise – April 10th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

 John Freeborn of FDG Global Services – April 24th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Ann Musico and Caroline Gavin – April 26th from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Dan Miller, Founder of 48 Days – May 1st from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Join the journey!

Interested in working one-on-one with Caroline? Join the journey and email her via caroline@purposefulpathway.com to schedule your complimentary 25-minute Heart-Centered Business Coaching session.

Also, if you have not already, sign up to receive the transformational eBook, Purposeful Pathway: A Journey to Joy – free!

Bountiful blessings to you on your Purposeful Pathway!