Powerful Questions for 2018 . . . Week 49

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With Christmas coming in just a few weeks, let’s consider the set of questions for week forty-nine of 2018, challenging us with this month’s Celebration lifeskill. These questions are offered by Bob Tiede at At Leading With Questions, from wisdom leaders around the nation and world.*

*Source: Marc Chernoff’s list of questions,
Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself in 2018.

Question 1: What are you most excited about in your life right now – today?

My daughters and grandson are coming for Christmas! Everything else takes the back seat this month, for sure. I even decorated the house a month earlier than I usually do.

Question 2: What do you sometimes pretend you understand that you really don’t?

Why people sometimes use a holiday like Christmas or New Years to drink too heavily. I would hope they would find a healthier way to celebrate the season. Holidays like these always seem to tempt us all to overindulge, whether it is with alcohol or food. It’s a paradox for me with my health challenging history, when I know I shouldn’t have that extra piece of pumpkin pie, but I do anyway.

Question 3: What’s something new you recently learned about yourself?

Throughout my life I have always thought myself to be a patient person. Yet, as I move through my senior years, I find myself more impatient and easily frustrated than usual. How about blaming it on my hormones jumping ship! I think that is a perfectly legitimate excuse, right?!

Question 4: What was the most defining moment in your life during this past year?

With each year, I am simply grateful and celebrate the moments gifted me and consider each one a defining moment in time. In this past year, however, I am becoming more accepting of my age and the limitations that come with it. I always have been determined to be as healthy as possible, and young in soul and body. Yet, the senior years are teaching me to relax a little more about the journey.

Question 5: What makes you feel secure?

To know I can rely on my faith and family to get me through anything, no matter what the circumstances.

Question 6: What’s the number one change you need to make in your life in the next twelve months?

I honestly cannot think of any number one change I need to make. That just may mean I need to call my coaching friend to coach me through this one! Maybe that number one thing is something I may need to change but don’t want to. So, I simply let it slip out of mind. I bet others around me may wish I would give that “mysterious” change a try!

Question 7: What are the top three qualities you look for in a friend?

I would hope the top three qualities, faith, integrity, and fun, I look for in a friend are the same ones I also offer my friend.

Now, it’s your turn again to describe what you are most excited about in your life right now, what you sometimes pretend you understand that you really don’t, something new you recently learned about yourself, the most defining moment in your life during this past year, what makes you feel secure, the number one change you need to make in your life in the next twelve months, and the top three qualities you look for in a friend when you think of “Celebrating” and your life.