Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [#19]
Hello Friends and Happy Sunday. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving [or Friendsgiving] holiday + and I hope you took the time to slow down relax + and enjoy the time with friends + and loved ones.
My Mom left yesterday + and it’s sad because we don’t live close to one another + so I always miss her presence [and yes we drive each other crazy] but that’s relationships … be them good + or bad + it doesn’t take away how much you love them + and how much they are needed in your life.
This weeks question or task in the journal says … “List the ways that you think someone you love would describe you.”
- Loves to talk
- Takes care of loved ones
- You make it look easy
- Obsess over my passions
- You did a good job
TAKE ACTION: Now go ask them to list their favorite elements of who you are and compare your list to theirs. Don’t be shy; it will make them so happy to tell you why they love you.
It’s interesting to think of what your loved ones would say about you + be it good or bad. I would hope that they would be honest with me. I know that I am many things + and I know that I have the potential to do great things + and be great + but often I don’t always feel that way. My Mom is my biggest fan + and I reflect on some of the things she had said to me over the years … let’s call these … pearls. When B graduated from college … she affectionately said … “You did a good job raising B”. To hear those words makes me feel something that I don’t get to feel that often … proud. I tear up a bit + because there were times where I didn’t know what I was doing. I was flying by the seat of my pants + and just doing what I thought was right. For all I know it could have been just the opposite + but when your head of your own household you do what’s necessary + and sometimes that isn’t always the right thing. But through prayer and family + I did what I needed to do.
My friends + and family will attest that I can be extremely stubborn about things. If I feel strongly about it + I will not budge. My family also knows that when I’m passionate about something [i.e., my blog + my diorama + or a project in my home] I will constantly obsess about it while I’m working on it + and if I’m not working on it + I’m reading about it + or talking about it … until I’m done + and ready for something else I love to obsess about.
I won’t go into everything on this list as most of those are self-explanatory. I’m not perfect + and I don’t pretend to be + I have faults just like everyone + but there are some things that you get right + and you don’t really have an explanation for it. I call it blessed when things are effortless + and it’s only when I slow down do I see that others around me are paying attention.
With that + I’ll close my post today. Thanks so much for visiting my blog + and with each post for this list + I hope that I can bring some of my happiness + and or wisdom to someone in need + because if you have happiness + and joy in your heart + you spread that happiness + and joy to others. – [Know Thyself] Wye