since I posted "Wednesday’s Words" so today, for you, from Marilyn — in my Library of Memories class.
Thoughts on the question Why?
We spend a lot of mental energy asking (and answering) the questions of what (what we own, what we want, what is cool, what will make us look good) and where (where we want to live, where we want to travel) and who (who are the best contacts, who do we want to be seen with) and when (when do we want our promotion, or our independence) and how (how do we get more control, how do we win the many games we are playing).
These are not necessarily bad questions, but they can be dangerous when they are not preceded by what should be the first question — why ? It is the why question that causes us to think, and to ponder, and to prioritize, and to pray for guidance and inspiration and insight.
Why do we want what we want? Why do we do what we do? Why is a powerful question because it makes us dig deep and be honest with ourselves, and when we are honest, we know if the answers are good or bad. Answers that relate only to competing, and winning, and appearances, and comfort and ease are not good answers. Answers that relate to the true good of our family, the welfare of others, and the will of God are good answers.
Why is also a good question because answering it honestly often helps to simplify our lives and allow us to break free of the overload. When we don’t have a good answer for why we do something, we may be able to stop doing it — to eliminate one more complexity from our lives, and to thus put greater focus and greater priority on a thing that really matters."
think about the whys in your life today, oK? But, don’t make all your thoughts too serious. Answer some fun why questions too.
In the May/June issue of SS, I asked you to visit a favorite website of mine. It’s called Little Miss Matched — and I’m 97.3% sure it will put a smile on your face. I just got my first "sock" order before I left for London. Why do I love these socks?
because when I wear them, I say to myself, "women my age probably shouldn’t wear socks like this" and that thought alone makes me smile.
because as you can see in my previous post, I am a sock-challenged mother of five. I spend a portion of every single day laundering and attempting to match socks — against all odds!
because there are few things as mood-elevating as vibrant colors and patterns and I love surrounding myself with these things.
great legs — don’t ya think?