Jun. 24th, 2009 09:03 pm
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Reply to this meme by yelling "Words!" and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Then post them in your LJ and explain what they mean to you.

The ones that Saysh posted for me, and my sense about them as they pertain to me, are...

Kindness - You know, it's not a nice world out there. Bad things happen, sometimes out of negligence, sometimes random chance, sometimes through good intentions, and occasionally through malice. We tend to remember the bad, too. But this world is all we get, and what we see in it is what colours our souls. The more good I give to it, the more good will come back, and the happier I'll be to be in this world.

Giving - Same principle as kindness - boosting the world boosts me too. Often enough, it takes just a little bit more effort to give, and it's usually positive feedback.

Protective - Everyone needs some challenge, or they won't grow. But sometimes, they're already full of all the challenges they can do right now. I'm no expert on when my kids have just enough, or too little, or too much, but it's my job to watch for any signs they give me, and do what I can to keep the stress at the right point. And nobody is allowed to hurt those I care for, without me doing what I can to stop that from happening. Few things hurt more than not being allowed to protect those I love.

Nurturing - Well, I can't go out into the workforce and bring in a paycheque. Not really. I deliver the weekly community flyer, but that's not really supporting the family. The majority of what I can do is give of myself to those I love - and they seem to feel it's worth it. :)

Appreciative - I've been thinking about Teeny. He was here for a reason. When he died, I had to make a quick choice - I still had Sparrow, and Sylvos. I've known depression for many years, my first thoughts of suicide were when I was 8; I needed to choose life, to look for the joy of having known Teeny for those weeks. The morning of the funeral was very hard. It's a bit of a struggle to get over the side of the balcony when you've got limited mobility, but one wouldn't have to worry about 'paying for it the next day', not from the 6th floor. No, I didn't do it, but the craving was there for a good solid moment. I have to choose to look for good things, I have to seek them all out, and one of the easiest ways is to appreciate what's here.
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