Month: October 2015

Thought Questions, #260-266

Thought Questions, #260: What positive changes have you made in your life recently?(Photo by Genta Mochizawa via Unsplash)

 

#260: What positive changes have you made in your life recently? I’m trying to have a more positive, grateful outlook on life. I think 90% of your day to day happiness comes from your mindset, and not from what’s happening around you. That’s why you have rich miserable people and poor happy people.

#261: Who makes you feel good about yourself? My husband. Even on my really down days he always reminds me of something positive about myself.

#262: What is your biggest regret? I don’t know who originally came up with the quote, but lately I try to keep it in mind: “Never regret anything, because at one time it was exactly what you wanted.”

#263: Which one of your responsibilities do you wish you could get rid of? I wish I could snap my fingers and all my groceries would be bought, prepped and cooked for me! I like cooking for fun, but I would happily outsource my day-to-day shopping and meal prep to a kitchen genie.

#264: What’s something you don’t like to do that you are still really good at? I’ve been told that I’m really good at managing people (my “real” job), but to be honest, I don’t like it at all! People can be pretty petty or lack a good work ethic, and it sometimes makes me feel more like a glorified babysitter than a boss. That’s part of the reason I don’t care to continue promoting at the company I currently work for—I might be good at it, but it’s not a job that challenges me mentally or makes me feel satisfied with my work.

#265: What type of person angers you the most? People who lack compassion. I’ve run into a lot of people lately who are very judgmental of others. I think we all need to consider the phrase “walk a mile in their shoes” more before we speak!

#266: What is missing in your life? I can’t really think of anything, to be honest…I’m pretty content right now.

Thought Questions, #253-#259

Prayer flags(Photo by Alvaro Saco via Unsplash)

#253: When should you reveal a secret that you promised you wouldn’t reveal? When the good of the reveal outweighs the bad of your broken promise (for instance, if someone’s life is in danger).

#254: How would you spend your ideal day? Reading, snuggling with the cats, dinner and movies with the husband, lots of sunshine and tea…actually, that’s how I try to spend most of my days off!

#255: What is the one primary quality you look for in a significant other? A sense of humor! Uptight people annoy me.

#256: What do you admire most about your mother and father? I have answers that I’d rather not put on a public blog.

#257: What is the best advice you have ever received? When a door closes, stop banging on it. I think knowing when to quit is very hard, and yet so important—sometimes things are just not meant to be, and trying to achieve them will only cause you more stress and unhappiness as you go on.

#258: If you could live forever, would you want to? Why? Yes, because I’d have time to finish my massive TBR pile! (Of course, there are conditions on this, such as staying young and fit so I could read and enjoy myself. It’d be no good to live forever if you withered away and couldn’t enjoy all those books.)

#259: If you had to be someone else for one day, who would you be and why? I can’t really think of anyone. I think I’m happy being me. Though for a single day, being someone really rich would be nice—think of all the good you could do with unlimited funds for a day.