May 5th, 2017
What Does Your Lifestyle Say About Me?
Ideally, I would choose to answer this question at a later time, as my “Lifestyle” is in transition. But, the question is here and now.
I am like most people, I suppose, in that I would like to believe that, when someone looks at me, they see an awesomely put-together woman who is organized and efficient while still being able to care and be involved and who never misses a beat in keeping her home and family happy and healthy.
Oh, well. I gave up on that a long time ago because I realized that’s not who I really and not who I am supposed to be. I am trying, sometimes desperately, to re-align my lifestyle and my habits towards becoming the person I was meant to be.
At present, in my most honest consideration, I think my lifestyle states that I am a person who is caring of her health, the health of others, and the health of the world. This is what I see when I look at all the non-toxic and/or biodegradable house cleaning and personal care items under my sinks, empty packaging in the recycle bin that bears the words “Non GMO” and “Organic”, and the fresh veggies in my pantry that came from my local farmers and local “Mom &Pop” grocery store.
I still have trouble saying “No.” to people and still have an even bigger struggle with resentment for those who would make that difficult or make me feel guilty for doing so. But, I hope that the positive and intellectual people with whom I happily spend my time and the cultural and educational places where at I choose to spend my time speak to the fact that I am intentional in avoiding negativity and cultivating growth and awareness.
My lifestyle does, I have no doubt, show that I am respectful and considerate and, as I am told, have a very tolerant attitude towards the “Lifestyle” of others. I hold the door for strangers, offer help where I can, always make effort to accommodate different cultural or religious needs and/or beliefs, and I do not get upset by and/or involved in the bad behavior that seems to run rampant on our streets during rush hour.
Nope, I’m not that oh-so-put-together woman. I still do not know where my car keys are half the time, usually manage to get down to “Commando” status before getting laundry done, and have been using a broken coffeepot for weeks because I always forget that when I go shopping.
But, I can honestly say, whether I am correct or not, that I truly believe my Life-style says that I am just, basically, a good person trying to be a better person. I can more than live with that!