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The theme from an amazing conference. The speakers were beautiful and their words inspiring.
That leads me to a question I was asked. Name 3 things that bring me joy.
Now, I wanted to really think about this. I wanted to be sincere, thoughtful and heartfelt in my answer.
So I thought…and I thought…and thought some more.
I got my blue pen out. Opened my journal. I wrote these words.
3 things that bring me joy
I couldn’t think of anything but the standard answers. So, I pondered some more.
I realized I was really trying to make sure my answers were mine. I am a people pleaser. I often say what I think people want me to say. I wondered if I was really ready to put my answers there or if I was just being trite.
Hours later, I was still trying to find the 3 things that brought me joy.
Now, 2 days later…I am ready to put my 3 things that bring me joy.
*My husband, John. He truly brings me joy. He is my life. He makes me laugh. He helps me in so many ways. I can’t even begin to express how much I love this man.
*My kiddos…they are hard. I struggle with them. I have so many different feelings for them. Deep down though they bring me some of my fullest joy. The cuddles, the unconditional love, the running to me and excitement when they see me. I feel the most joyful hugging my kids.
*I don’t want to put the rest. I don’t want anyone to feel that I am ordering the things that bring me joy. Also, some of these are very sacred and special to me.
Here are some more of my quick thoughts: balloons, pinterest, my heated mattress pad, green grass, swings, butterflies, kids laughing, crayons, the smell of elementary schools, new socks, hot fudge sundaes and clean laundry.