Tuesday, November 9, 2010

30 Days of Truth: Days 7-10

To continue with 30 Days of Truth:

Day 7: Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 8: Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 9: Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10: Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11: Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12: Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13: A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14: A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15: Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16: Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17: A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18: Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19: What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20: Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21: (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22: Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23: Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24: Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25: The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26: Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27: What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28: What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29: Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30: A letter to yourself: tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.

Day 7:  Someone who has made your life worth living for

No matter what I say I should be living my life to bring glory to the LORD.  Philippians  1:21 says, "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain."  However, I would be lying if I said I would be Mrs. Happy or Mrs. Joyful if I were stripped of everything and everyone as Job was stripped.  With that being said I stand with most other mothers in the world when I say my son has made my life worth living.

My life was worth living before Bennett, but it is different now.  Each day I wake up and there are two little eyes watching everything I do.  There are two little ears listening to everything I say.  There are little hands reaching up to touch my face, to pinch my nose, to pull my earring, to pat my arm.  He wants to be like me.  He wants to be like his daddy.  That makes me want to live my life to the fullest.  That makes me want to know Scripture.  That makes me want to walk hand in hand with Jesus allowing Him to transform every inch of who I am.  That makes me want to pray fervently.  That makes me want to LAUGH harder and give thanks more.  That makes me want to be and do a lot of things that didn't seem all that important before God gave me a child.

Day 8:  Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit

When I first thought about this question I had no idea what to write or if I had anything to write.

It is so easy when you're in the midst of a situation to think life is so horrible.  Believe me, I am the worst at thinking life is HORRIBLE when things aren't going my way or when things get tough.  How does this relate to people?

In high school I had my fair share of individuals who made my life a living hell.  I look back at all of those people and all of those situations and LAUGH.  It was high school!!!!  The drama and the hormones were out of control.  Do I wish each and every one of the situations I am referring to had not happened?  YES!!!  However, God has used each one of those situations and each individual to show me something about my heart that He needed to change.  So to the ones who made my life (at the time) a living hell.....THANK YOU!

Day 9:  Someone you didn't want to let go, but just drifted

We all have a few of these, right?  I can remember many people I thought I would keep in touch with when I graduated high school, but as the years passed we talked a little less and a little less.  The same goes for college, physical therapy school, and I am sure it is happening with some of my Kentucky friends now.  I can't think of anyone specific, but I think drifting naturally occurs.

Day 10:  Someone you need to let go or wish you didn't know

Wow, some of these questions are tough.  Some are tough, because they cause me dig deep.  Some are tough, because despite digging deep I don't have an answer.  At this time in my life there is no one I need to let go.

For me, the better question is, "Who is someone you wish you had never met?"

My transition from high school to college was far from smooth.  I struggled to find my place.  I struggled between wanting to live for Christ and wanting to continue partying and living the lifestyle I knew best.  During that time I met a lot of new people, as we all do upon entering college.  I can think of one boy, in particular, that I wish I had never met.  He was very charming, but he thrived on manipulating people.  At least, that is what I think as I look back and analyze the situation.  During the few months I spent time with him he not only succeeded at manipulating me, but was able to manipulate a few others.  I have wondered just how many people he counts as a success, because I am sure he is counting.


Kay K said...

I have the 30 days of truth in draft just not sure I can do them all ...
The picture of Bennett is sooooooooo cute !!! I just know he makes each day more complete for you !!!

Melissa said...

The questions are tough weather it be due to having to answer them truthfully or that we have to have an answer LOL