Ten Things I Know To Be True
A few weeks ago I heard one of my ministers share the story of one of her daughter’s first assignments from the school year. The message delivered by Kate was when my family was at Camp Akita, so I filed the story in the back of my brain. I really didn’t want to think about anything related to school when I was supposed to be connecting with God, my family, nature, close friends, etc.
This past Sunday at church a reprise of Kate’s message appeared in our church bulletin. I remembered my fascination with the assignment Kate’s high school daughter had to complete and Kate’s own attempt to complete the assignment as well.
The task was to list “10 things you know to be true.”
I spent most of the rest of Sunday mentally composing this post and struggled at first to narrow down the list, then I struggled with whether or not I actually could come up with 10 things that I know to be true and hope will continue to be true.
Ten Things I Know To Be True:
1) Relationships are the most important thing to me, even though I am usually not great at letting others know how important they are.
2) My faith is a struggle, but I enjoy the struggle.
3) I am a better person because I am a reader. Not in the “I’ve read thousands of books, how about you?” way. But in the “My life has been remarkably impacted and changed by the stories, characters and places I have witnessed in books” way.
4) It is impossible for me to completely understand the power of children. I admire all the energy, curiosity and love they show on a daily basis.
5) I can find humor, sometimes incredibly inappropriate humor, in any situation. Which may be crass at times helps me to see the world by laughing.
6) No matter what any internet quiz results tell me, I know I was called to be a teacher, and even on the worst days it is the best profession in the world for me.
7) Everyone should do something silly at least once a day.
8) Helping others for the sake of helping (and not getting credit for it) is a gift to me, not the others.
9) I have too much stuff.
10) When we slow down to appreciate who we are with on a daily basis, we realize how important they are.
What are the 10 things you know to be true?
Thanks Kate for inspiring me to think, write and share today.