Self-Love Lists – Good Records

Old folks often experience short-term memory loss.

I’m sure there’s many medical reasons for this pattern.

How strange me, myself and I have no problem

recollecting every detail of events which took place

decades ago; however, without a list I tend somehow

to quickly forget portions of important stuff hence

the need for me to compose a list – make that plural.

Sharing from my journal entries today, I bring you

a Self-assessment list of ways to show myself love.

  1. reading the workbook
  2. completing the written exercises
  3. eating healthier – cooking for one fun
  4. try to get enough rest
  5. participate more in my hobbies
    (I selected seven)

Number ‘seven’ was to limit time on social media.

Old habits are hard to break and although I followed

through even deleting some apps, I still have the

desire – the curiosity to view virtual friends I made

throughout the years and watch inspirational videos.

Today I had to brave a crowded supermarket amid

the current Covid surge since my locale is about to

be hit by a Northeaster starting in the early hours

of Friday morn.

After lunch I accessed my phone and watched some

reels, a video creation on my to-learn list.

One video was about ‘God and Your Call’ and

how he designed me and all aspects of my

life. The inspirational message ended with the

the following: ‘Until you walk into the fullness of

the thing you were created for you’ll be frustrated’,

Wow!!

These words, quite profound, didn’t exactly resonate

with me 100 percent and suddenly I became somber

pondering ‘the whys’.

It would have been wonderful to be born into a loving

family with some wealth.

Would I have been happier? Would I have been

blessed with more opportunities? Who knows?

Born into an extremely poor dysfunctional household,

moving past the negatives to creation of a decent life

only to have it taken away leaving me an emotional

prisoner, who do I thank.

Unfortunately for the viewer, some inspirational

messages can trigger a depressive mood.

I’ve learned to dismiss the intrusive thoughts

and keep the positive ones since all aren’t

exactly relatable to me.

I guess this is progress in my self-love journey.

Quick fact:

Grief isn’t always related to death. A shame more

people don’t understand there are more than 40

life events that cause grief. Lucky me, I’ve

experienced all of them.


11 thoughts on “Self-Love Lists – Good Records

  1. This is a good post June!
    Grief indeed isn’t just related to death. We try to see some positivity in a hopeless situation, and the result for me was indifference. Better that than hatred I guess, but then I don’t believe I am capable of hate anyway.
    The short term memory loss we call Boat moments………. as we could forget why we’d gone from one end of the boat to the other, a distance of about 30 feet.
    Keep safe and I hope you got your shopping done OK.

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    1. Thank you 😊 I wanted to hate; however my persona renders me incapable. I avoid former family members. Less chance of upsetting conversation. Yes I managed to purchase what I needed. Thank God! It’s brutal outdoors πŸ₯Ά and the closest person I could ask for help is quarantined still for another few days. 😒

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    1. Hi Sadje πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ I’ve been replying to comments on my cell phone. Accidentally I deleted one of your comments. I apologize. It’s easier to reply via phone only I best be more careful. Dang πŸ“± is temperamental!!

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