LIST THE THINGS YOU TREASURE MOST.
- The ‘little’ things
- ‘Me’ time
TAKE ACTION: How can you actively honor the things and people you love most? Spend time this week thinking of ways to surround yourself with treasured items, people, etc.
LIST YOUR FAVORITE QUOTES.
“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” – Audre Lorde
“Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” – Zora Neale Hurston
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
“A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.” – Pearl Bailey
“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.” = bell hooks
“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker
“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker
“Deal with yourself as an individual worthy of respect, and make everyone else deal with you the same way.” – Nikki Giovanni
“Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker
TAKE ACTION: What do your favorite quotes have in common? Choose one qualitu or theme to incorporate into your daily life this week.
LIST ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY…
There really are too many to name but I will give a few…
- My Parents
- My Children
- My grandchildren
- My Siblings
- My nieces and nephews
- My church family
- My friends
TAKE ACTION: Write a sweet note to or do something thoughtful for one or some of these people who make your life easier, lighter and happier.
LIST THE WAYS YOU LOVE TO HAVE FUN.
- Spending time with family and friends
- Crafting and creating
- Going to the movies
TAKE ACTION: Plan to integrate something fun into every day this week. We can all settle into routines very easily, so why not break the routine of boredom and start a routine of fun?
Although I have not been keeping up on my blogging, I have been keeping up with my lists. Some of the lists are very easy to complete. Others can be as easy or as involved as you choose to make them. There have definitely been some where I’ve had to reel myself in so that I don’t spend FOREVER on one list.
Here we go…
LIST WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR LIFE TO LOOK LIKE IN TEN YEARS.
Well, that’s not hard at all (insert sarcasm font). I decided to be very straightforward with my list and not expound too much.
- I would like to own my own home
- I would like to be ‘working’ my own business; be my own boss
- I would like to travel with my wife
- I would like my wife to be retired
- I would like to be at least 250lbs lighter
TAKE ACTION: What are some small steps you can take right now to make one of your dreams happen in the future?