Perception is the ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses. How do you see yourself? Is your perception skewed? I’m guest posting over at Suscipio for Women
today. Hop over and check it out, and be sure to say hello to all of the wonderful women you’ll find there.
Alter Your Perception. Keep the Faith.
What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write that feeling down. Then, brainstorm 10 things you can do, or 10 new thoughts you can think, in order to experience that feeling today.
Reach Goal Weight! This is a no brainer. I’ve been building towards this goal for several years, and now I am READY!! I imagine I’ll feel elated, completely and totally over the moon. How can I capture some elation for today?
1. Sushi for lunch, a rare treat! (HA! Another Pun!)
2. Finishing the Christmas Happy New Year cards and letters for far away family and friends.
3. No dishes! Teen Son #1 did them!
4. Satsuma tangerines. They’re in season RIGHT NOW!
5. Finishing the design of a storm drain system I’ve been working on all week. Almost there…
6. A phone call with Mom.
7. Getting a two mile walk in between arriving home from work and dark, OR
8. Finding the flashlight for said walk, since it’s been missing since last weekend.
9. Grabbing twenty minutes before bedtime to finish a half strung necklace that has been sitting in my work box for eons.
10. Banana bread.
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Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?
I don’t even remember which Saturday it was, but it happened between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our oldest daughter was home from college, everyone was over the creeping crud, the house was tidy, dinner was simmering in the oven, and I just stopped in that moment. Stopped still to look around my home, to see my husband and my children, and I had a moment of crystal clarity. I often chafe against the ordinariness of my life, but in that moment I saw its richness.
I am blessed.