Saturday, April 9, 2011

Values Check-in: I'll show you mine, if you show me yours...

As promised earlier, my daily check-in. Here's what I'm doing to further my values.

(And remember, it's the LITTLE things, lol).

Health I made spinach and chickpea curry for lunch with naan and green tea. It was delicious. And I reveled in my virtuousness. There will be no confessing regarding ways I did NOT further my health values, but this is a success blog, not failblog.

Fun There may be nothing in the world more fun than kissing and blowing rasberries in ToddlerDude’s belly. And laughing. But, since I really value fun, I'm also reading a fun book, called A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness. I’m reading it on my Kindle, but it’s available in other formats. Check it out, here.

Spirit Why, I'm writing this post, aren't I? *wink*
Creativity This is a tough one. I’m bubbling over with ideas right now, but, I’ll be doing some re-rea
ding and note-taking on my urban fantasy novel, Mage Fright, at some point today.

Beauty I am absolutely reveling in the daffodils and crocuses springing up all over my neighborhood. And forsythia, but it deserves it's own whole day of homage.

Gratitude It’s not winter, anymore. Hallelujah.

Family I sat with my seven-year-old daughter on the couch while she told me “Creepy Riddles.” Example: “What do ghosts wear when it’s raining?” Answer: “Boots.” Cue hilarious laughter.

Friends This one is tough, since I’m not seeing friends today. But, I turned down an invitation since we’ve all been so sick lately. Does it count as furthering friendship if I’m trying to keep from spreading my germs? Let’s ask the virtual Magic Eight Ball. Survey says, “Yes.”

Learning I figured out how to find and add clip-art to the blog!

Nurturing Others I sent the tired and sick husband off to take a nap. (This one makes me sound especially virtuous, but he would probably have napped anyway. Still, I did say, “Go take a nap.” So, it counts. :)

So, this is what I'm doing today. What about you? How are you furthering your values?


  1. That is a pretty extensive list of good stuff. Good on ya! Nice to read such in the midst of so much General weirdness.

  2. Sadly, I am doing taxes. But I will be nurturing my creativity later today and I took the hubby out to lunch earlier so that fulfills family and fun right?

    P.s. I had a salad as my main meal. I won't say what I had as an appetizer.