2. Seeing the good in everyone & everything. Folks tell me I'm an incurable optimist ... who when faced with a pile of poop will ask for a shovel and dig for the pony.
3. Keeping a journal ... writing fluently to access what I don't realize I know until it appears on the page, then using that information creatively as I live my life.
4. Living in the moment ... savoring everything life presents ... even when it's not what I think I want at the time, while taking into account the potential consequences of my actions BEFORE I do something ... using as a guideline whether or not I'd be comfortable with my choices showing up as headlines in tomorrow's newspaper.
5. I've been an avid reader of books all of my life and (when I allow myself the freedom to do so) can easily read an entire book in a single day. Of course not much else gets done on such a day, so I don't indulge myself as often as I did ... so it takes me a while longer to finish a book these days ... especially when I spend lots of time in the Blogosphere.
6. Learning new things ... like I've done during the past year with Blogging (using a bit of HTML in the process), creating collages with Photoshop Elements, and taking better photographs so I don't need to 'tweak' them after the fact.
7. Facilitating the learning of others ... (I could write many books on this, but won't elaborate here because once I get started it would be hard to stop).
8. 'Reframing' situations & events in innovative ways that open up possibilities rather than staying 'stuck' in limiting thoughts, negativity, or frustration.
9. Procrastinating endlessly ... generating clutter & messes around me that I barely noticed until others pointed them out. I've made it a priority the past few years to turn this around and am making steady (if slow) progress toward a simplified life.
10. Living frugally within my income ... never spending money I don't have, but rather saving ahead of time so I can pay cash & avoid interest ... something I learned from my Dutch mom.
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Just DO it ;--)
Hmmm ... It seems I was mistaken because
I thought Mary had asked us to
share red signs this week.
I realized this week is 'macro' shots
so here's what I found to share.
Hopefully I'll be more organized next week
and when I get a close-up lens
I'll have better macros.
Small Reflections ... Smile Back
"The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh