With April coming to an end, let’s see how we respond to seven questions for week seventeen of 2018, challenging us with this month’s lifeskill, Recordkeeping, recounting memories with each question. These questions are offered by Bob Tiede at At Leading With Questions, from wisdom leaders around the nation and world.*
Question 1: Who do you trust and why?
Each relationship we have carries with it a certain degree of trust. Also, depending on our life experiences, our trust with people can be impacted in countless ways. Trusting someone has so much to do with feeling accepted, safe, and significant with that person. Gaining these three basic human needs in a relationship takes risk and time.
In one way, when I go to the grocery store, I trust to some degree I will find what I came for. If not, I trust a clerk will help me find it. Life itself depends on trusting. I want to trust my doctor will help me, and my family will be there for me.
Who do I trust the most? With God first, I can say without reservation my husband, John. We have been on a 54-year track record together. We have had a lot of practice trusting!
Question 2: How will today matter in five years from now?
Today is part of my future, whether it be five years or twenty years down the road. Today, this moment, matters a lot not just for my health but for others as well. I am recording memories with every faith step I take, every article I write, every weaving piece I create, and the hours I help a nonprofit with their website. I truly hope whatever I am doing day by day will be richer and more fulfilling five years from now for myself and others.
Question 3: What do you have trouble seeing clearly in your mind?
Besides any particular project I am working on that stumps me, life always has a mystery to solve. We all know we cannot predict the future, even the next moment. However, the nice part is what we can do about it in that moment. At this moment, I am perplexed on how to respond to the rest of the questions for this article!
Question 4: What are you looking forward to?
I look forward to finishing this article and getting on the recovered side of a health challenge needing attention. I have made the first steps for the next three months and looking forward to some good, even miraculous results. In the meantime, looking forward to my daughter and grandson coming to Texas for a visit in June. Fun times and memories ahead!
Question 5: With the resources you have right now, what can you do to bring yourself closer to your goal?
With this health challenge, I have been compiling online resources for months, consults with doctors, suggestions, prayers, and support from family and friends. The next three months will hopefully bring me closer to my goal. With faith and proactive commitment, I will be closer than I am today toward recovery. Life is always an adventure challenging us to reach for gratitude with the right attitude!
Question 6: What are your top three priorities?
When it comes to things I love to do it’s to continue writing, weaving, and web creating. My top three priorities for life in general is to offer Faith, Hope, and Love to my family, friends, and strangers who cross my path.
Question 7: What things in life should always be free?
Love, Laughter, and Lounging!