Today’s challenge is to think about the best parts of my life while waiting in line or at a stop light. I am done waiting in line this season. There is one traffic light in Myrtle Creek and one in Tri-City. I am never at either light long enough to reflect my life. The best part of my life may be now or since we moved to Oregon because I am not so uptight. I miss my sibs and families, but overall, I really am happier living in Oregon.
Day four I had a problem. I wrote a lot of detail about why. Roland wanted to go shopping. I don’t like shopping. I try to remain positive. It was a Saturday in December. He wanted to go furniture shopping. He wanted to take Jenna with us. The idea of shopping with both Roland and Jenna is a challenge for my emotions. There is ALWAYS tension between them when Roland is shopping. She really didn’t want to go and I told her she could stay home if she wanted to. I love Jenna. I really do, but allowing her to stay home would be preventing some of the negativity, so that counts, right?
We’d gone to a baptism first. I had been asked to speak about the gift of the Holy Ghost. I printed out two talks – one with pictures for my primary student and one for me. It was probably the best part of my day. I think I was pleasant throughout the remainder of the day. Whatever negative feelings were inside of me stayed there – but I don’t guess they were eliminated.
I did well on day 5. When I do give compliments, they really are genuine. I gave out more compliments on day 5 than yesterday. Perhaps I should have switched the two around. My soul purpose for leaving the house yesterday was to have the opportunity to run into others that I might fulfill complimenting three different people. I forgot.
On vacation from my emotional class – though I had set up a goal to write down my emotions each day. I’d somehow forgotten about that too. I guess my mind really did go on vacation . . .