With summer fun just around the corner, let’s see how we respond to seven questions for week twenty of 2018, challenging us to relate this month’s lifeskill, Possessions. How does your “stuff” touch your life, day by day, year by year? These questions are offered by Bob Tiede at At Leading With Questions, from wisdom leaders around the nation and world.*
Question 1: What one ‘need’ and one ‘want’ will you strive to achieve in the next twelve months?
In the next twelve months I will strive to increase my wellness needs. I would like to have more energy and core body strength. My one “want” will be to finish writing my “Thought for a day” calendar for women going through menopause, the daughters, and men who journey with them.
Question 2: How do you know when it’s time to continue holding on or time to let go?
When I am puzzled when to let go, I find myself thinking more often about whatever it is. The continuous thoughts usually accompany worry and frustration. When the worry and frustration mount, that’s when I know it’s time to let it go or, at least, make a change. Knowing when it is time to continue holding on is a harder one for me. Most of the time, I hold on so long just because I don’t want to give up whatever has ahold of me. Whether driven by loyalty to someone or just persistence on a project, I vacillate between holding on and letting go. I end up confused in this limbo the longer time goes by. I also find it harder to make a decision the longer I stall. I have to guard myself getting caught in that limbo, particularly when it involves being loyal to someone who needs me.
Question 3: Do you like the city or town you live in? Why or why not?
Definitely! As I mentioned in the previous article (Week 19), I wouldn’t want to live any other place but here in the Hill Country, in the little town of Boerne, Kendall County, Texas. Why? Because of the beauty of the hills and the heart of the people. I lived for many years in Los Angeles area during my younger years. I loved the art scene there and the beautiful coastline. Yet, I would still choose right here for the pace and the people I have come to love and admire.
Question 4: Right now, at this moment, what do you want most?
Have some popcorn, snuggle up with my hubby, and watch an adventure movie! When are they going to make another Clive Cussler movie like “Sahara?” I would even stand in a long theater line for that one!
Question 5: What are you uncertain about?
None of us knows what the next moment or next day may hold. But there is one thing I am certain about. I will be depending on God to sort it out for the good of yours truly and those I love and care about.
Question 6: What’s something you don’t like to do that you are still really good at?
I try most of the time to focus on things I still am good at but also love to do. So, I can’t think of anything at the moment I don’t like to do but am still good at.
Question 7: If I gave you $1000 and told you that you had to spend it today, what would you buy?
It is time for a new couch that I don’t sink into! At my age, I need a couch that supports my back and neck but is still comfortable. Got any ideas where I can find such a couch? I know. I may need to spend a little more, right?