Lately I’ve been filling in the blank. Like a blank thought. A thought that has evolved into a feeling. You know, those thoughts that linger for a while until you have an “ah ha” moment answer? Yes, those thoughts.
So here I am. Taking another twist on What I ate Wednesday (WIAW) and making it more than food, although equally important.
What I (Fill in the Blank) Wednesday.
What I Hope.
Hope? It’s pretty simple. I hope to make the most of each day. I hope to make my husband feel loved. I hope to appreciate this life God blessed me with. I hope to focus on the now, instead of the future. I hope to make at least one person smile or laugh each day. And yes, I can make myself laugh!
What I crave.
I crave simplicity. I crave real food. I crave a good workout or a run. I crave a nice glass of wine. I crave change, spur of the moment travel, and I crave (at times) solitude.
What I see.
I see a society of extremes. Hyper focused on what we “should do” instead of we are called to do (love, live, be thankful, repeat). I see a Holiday season focused on a to do list rather than a give list. Giving more time to family, to sharing, to feeding, to well….. just being GIVING.
What I need.
I don’t need much. I need fresh air. I need a hug and kiss from my husband. A few moments before the day begins to pray and read my devotional. A warm bed to sleep in and meal to keep me nourished. Wait, that’s more than what most people have already. So yes, my needs are met. Amen!
What I think.
I think laughter cures a bad day. I think the “tips” in most magazines are either repetitive or make you think too much. I think calories don’t count if you are in good company (focusing more on the people than the food). I think my dog was human in another life. I think peanut butter goes on everything (yes, I’ve put it on tortilla chips before with a dash of cinnamon). I think my niece has the best cereal eating technique (see below). I think we over-think in life, and in general. Especially during the Holidays! Maybe we just need to think less and enJOY more. Yes?!
Okay, your turn. What do you…… fill in the ___________?
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