Day 5 of the 30 day writing challenge is one of my favorites! There are so many places in this world I'd love to visit, but these have always been at the top of my list!
This one is simple for me because my answer is always the same. When I was 17, I met my Sunday School teacher. Gracious, kind, and patient, she taught that class with so much spirit that I couldn't help but hang on to her every word.
A politician, a teacher, a mother, a wife, a Christian, and a phenomenal woman, she taught me that I could be anything. She became a surrogate mother to me, and as I grew, we became friends. Over thirty years later, the friendship remains, and I see her at least four times a year if not more. We talk on the phone several times a week, sharing the good and the bad, encouraging one another and, most of all, laughing. I say most of all because if there's one thing she brings to my life, it's joy. That is inspiration to me.
This day's post is an easy one. My top three pet peeves are, in no particular order:
Today's writing challenge is to write something that someone told me that I've never forgotten.
It was years ago and on a blind date. At the end of the date, the man told me he was sorry, but that he was just pickier about his women. (He preferred soft-spoken, meeker women.) Those words stuck with me. Not because they were painful (they were at the time), but because whenever I'm criticized for anything, it pushes me to do better. In this instance, there was nothing for me to do. I couldn't change to be something he wanted. After he walked away, I realized I didn't want to change anyway. Sometimes, you're better off not keeping the one that got away.
Has someone said something to you that you'll always remember?
So I'm starting a 30 Day Writing Challenge that's actually for journaling, but I thought I'd use it for blogging to help me get into the habit of keeping up with my blog even more.
Day 1—10 Things That Make Me Happy
And there you have it. Ten things that make me happy. What about you? What makes you happy?
My thoughts, experiences, challenges, and goals. Right here. At least once a week or so. Oh, and opinions, too. Those will definitely come in. Join me!