Day #18: Something that feeds your brain.
Reading. I’m lucky enough to have been born to two avid readers who also loved to read to their children. I practically grew up in libraries. I adore reading and when the apathy and listlessness of my bipolar depression hasn’t taken over to where I can’t get myself to do anything, I read all the time, anything I can get my hands on, both fiction and non-fiction. Right now I’m reading Loving Our Kids on Purpose, The Way They Learn, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Secret Garden. (The last two are re-reads.)
Day #17: Something that feeds your soul.
Music. There is nothing like music to uplift my spirits, to focus me, to bring me back to the present, or to transport me to another world altogether.
Day #16: Something you like about yourself.
This is a hard one. I am generally very self-critical of myself. I don’t see a lot of good in myself, not much to like, so I had to really think about this one. After much thought, I realized I like my sense of loyalty. I am a loyal friend and am always available when others need me (when I can be). I like that about myself.
Day #15: Something you have done right.
Being an aunt. I was the best darn aunt a child could ask for. I was the kind of aunt who played video games and board games and card games. I taught crafts and made up games. I planned art projects. I taught my niece to ride her bike. I took them swimming, took them to the park, watched movies, built fort. I introduced them to Star Wars and then helped them build light sabers and had light saber battles. I helped them search for lost hamsters, kissed wounded knees, and smoothed wounded egos. And there was nothing else I loved in the world more than being their aunt.
Day #14: Share a fear you overcame.
Nothing comes to mind. I spent the better part of 15 minutes trying to think of something, but couldn’t.
Day #13: Share a quote.
I actually want to share two, that are related, and make up like of my life motto.
I kind of see it as, the hard things in life help me grow stronger, if I let them. And the stronger I get, the easier the hard things are to deal with next time. It’s like a cycle of learning to deal with the hard things.
(I realize I say this as I’m currently in a cycle of numbing out daily through binging and purging instead of facing the hard stuff.)
Day #12: Share a flaw.
I focus too much on the negative. And when I am struggling, I find it hard to see, or even to want to see the positive.
Day #11: Share a smile.
I can’t share my own smile, so enjoy this smile I got from Google.
Day #10: Share a secret.
Sometimes I see things like luggage or boxes or other inanimate objects and I feel intense jealousy toward them because I know they weigh less than I do. I resent them.
Day #9: Share something beautiful
One of the most beautiful things to me is the reflection of lights on the streets and sidewalks during or after a rain.