* Define Kindness
* Is writing a form of self therapy?
* What is something you do well?
* What is something you aspire to do?
* What keeps you going?
Defining Kindness is a little difficult. Like, obscenity, you know?? As the justice said, I may not be able to define it, but I know what it is when I see it. Kindness is giving way to other’s desires, thinking of what would please someone else and doing it, forgetting about mememe long enough to consider someone else.
Writing is definitely self-therapy for me. I use my blogs to get thoughts out of my head. Once they are in front of my in perfect little font, I can firm them up, or decide that they are better off as syrup. I do write to myself quite a bit, even when it appears that I am chattering at others.
What do I do well? Write, sometimes. Knit often. Cook, occasionally. Take photographs, now and again.
I aspire to be a Christian, a good mother, a great wife. And a myriad of other, smaller things.
What keeps me going? God. My kids. The never ending mountain of laundry.
I don’t like these questions. They are far too personal and though provoking, especially the last two. And that brings me back to question two. Even though I know it would be good for me to explore these issues, and that I could do it with my writing, you’ll notice that I became flippant instead. I do that in real life, too. Whatever isn’t comfortable, I joke away. My first inclination was to only answer one or two of the questions. Do I get points for dealing with what made me uncomfortable, even in such a marginal way?
Somewhere along the way, I seem to have lost myself, and now that I realize I’m missing, I’m on the look out for me.
Just this month I discovered this quote and it spoke to me.
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
I like this translation better:
Midway in our life’s journey, I went astray
from the straight road and woke to find myself
alone in a dark wood.
Everytime I read it my eyes tear up.
What you wrote reminded me of that. By the way, I’m a Christian, too. In March I’ll be making my 3rd trip to Honduras to work with children and sharing the gospel.
I don’t do the chats and don’t have “computer friends” but just thought I would stop by and say hi.
(to find my meme scroll down the right side of the main page.)