May Day, May Day, we are sinking. We are sinking!
What are you sinking about?
For some reason all my favorite jokes involve German accents. Do they though? Or maybe I just say them with a German accent because I think that's the funniest part. Either way, I got Leslie and Chris to laugh pretty hard at one of my jokes over dinner last Monday. Also I had just run 13 miles to their house, so I sort of ruined their Family Home Evening with light-headed giggling. And seeing if I could still spell "blood" with my hands.
Deterring completely from their lesson, I compared Leslie and I to Alma and Amulek from my reading a few nights ago. Amulek enters the stage freaking out about something, and Alma reassures him with peaceful wisdom. Alma is a fearless, confident leader, who is completely still in his own company. And Amulek is a bit of a social butterfly who brings in a lot of street perspective. And together, they make a great team.
Anyway, I'm selecting a new focus. However, because I'm an innate achiever, I keep wanting to pick determination! But I've noticed that whether I do or don't explicitly set goals for myself in terms of what I'd like to get done, I will do it all regardless. I think I eat willpower for breakfast. So goal setting doesn't really benefit me if I just keep picking more things to DO. Thus, I really enjoy the months when I consciously select areas to BE. Less doing and more being.
This month I am going to be a beauty-seeker. Focus:
Be outside every second that I can.
Take lots and lots of pictures of beautiful things.
Use social media to follow people who are doing the same.
Slow down and just appreciate.
Upward and onward,