I saw a post on another blog today titled "Five things I love" and thought it might be a good idea to list mine.
First---my boy. I LOVE this kid. He's friendly, intelligent, inquisitive, and FUNNY! I've heard it said that we love our children because we see something of ourselves in them. I love Jack because he is the opposite of me in a lot of ways. He loves people (recent shyness notwithstanding). It is a daily joy to see him learn new things and just enjoy life's little thrills so much. And just LOOK at him!
Second---my woman! Sheree is the perfect wife for a odd duck like me. She is kind, generous, an awesome mother, and she puts up with a lot from both of her boys. I would probably never have taken on challenges like building a house or moving across the country without her influence. To top it all off she's cute too!
Third---(grudgingly), my job. It's some kind of codependent relationship I'm sure, but I like what I do. It seems weird that someone who doesn't like people would enjoy working in retail management, but I really really do. I like that I can help people in the unenviable task of home repairs. I think it is at least partly because I have been there and know what it's like, but also because I like to swoop in and save their day. Try it, it's like crack after a while!
Fourth---My house in the woods. As previously mentioned, I'm an unwilling people person. The hermit life is obviously for me. Not being able to hear or see my neighbors (most of the time) is just plain good for my soul. Being able to hunt in my own yard is awesome too! Mostly, just having clean, wild, space around me is what keeps me from finding something tall and jumping though.
Fifth---Friends/family. I still don't fully understand it, but there are a whole lot of people out there who care about me. People who ask how I'm doing, and really care. That's a pretty big deal. Clarence the angel wrote in George's book "No man is a failure who has friends." Sometimes that's all that gets me out of bed in the morning. I love you all!
So...there it is. The challenge to all reading this is to complete the same exercise. If you blog, write your own "Five Things" post. If not, think it out. It will make you feel good. I promise.
1 year ago