I put in my Gratitude Jar today ... "I am thankful for the internet (and all that it has exposed me to)."
I met my husband online, of course... he's one major thing I'm thankful for. But besides himself, I was thinking about all the sub-cultures that now have a voice and an audience because of the internet. And that some people are incredible visionaries... and that they take action on their vision.
This year I will take action on a vision. As of yet this vision is blurry. It is brightly-colored, and full of glitter and glistening dew in the morning... it is being looked at through a filter, which makes it very soft-focused. I spent some time really thinking about what course of action I want to take this year - and while the road is extremely wide, and meandering still a bit, it is going in a single (if albeit a scenic) direction.
I wasn't feeling very good today, and I left work early and came home to sit in my recliner with a heating pad and the Netbook, with HGTV on the telly, and snooze if I needed to. I re-discovered a fascination I've had for a few years: the Tiny House Movement.
In my internet travels this afternoon ~ in and amongst the tiny house websites and blogs, I came across this quote,
"What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it."wow, huh?
Follow up questions:
- What is valuable enough in my life that I would exchange a part of my life for it?
- Who are the people that are valuable enough in my life to spend it with?
- If something isn't worth this gift of a day, then what, instead, should it be replaced with?
BUT -- I found a great question to ask myself as I go through and try to simplify my collection(s) of stuff... "If I were going to live in a tiny house... would this item stay or go?" It isn't asking me if I love it, or if it is useful, or some of the other emotional questions that cause me distraction instead of action. It is straightforward, it has 'hacked away the unessential.'
Photo Day 3 (hearts) and Photo Day 4 (The View From Here)
|Looking at my collection of Heart Stamps helped|
me downsize my stamps! 3 sets and a couple of loose
ones... Very Proud!
I have a bag of tops and some jewelry and a pair of shoes (never, ever worn) in a bag to give away. I'm struggling with keeping it until the Chorus Rummage Sale (March, I think), or just taking it to Goodwill Now!
One more thought for the day... What makes you happy? Not what you think makes you happy... what actually brings happiness to you?
My answers surprised me.