Sometimes as I go through my morning rituals of reading news and blog posts and recipes, I come across something and immediately know I’ll need to be reminded of it again later in the year. I clip the url, add it to a calendar of possible blog posts, and then forget about it until the calendar reminds me to look at it again. It never ceases to amaze me how “coincidentally” the words come back at precisely the moment I needed them most.
That’s a God-thing, people.
It also never ceases to amaze me how quickly something that impacts me leaves me my brain cells.
That’s a people-thing, people. I don’t really like it.
Today’s calendar reminder takes me back six months to Randomocity, the blog of Denise Bennorth. We are acquaintances from an online writing group, but I have also admired watching her grow as a photographer. I’d love to go on a photo walk with her, ending the afternoon with a cozy cup of tea and a chat. Perhaps some day we’ll get to do that.
Last June she wrote a Note To Self, in which she pondered the answer to this question:
Great question, isn’t it? In the new year, I’ll offer my own response. For now though, in a season leaving many feeling frazzled and fraught with tinsel tension, lost without purpose and direction, and wishing for it all to be over with, then Denise’s words are for you. If you’re feeling as though the world would be better off without you, or that you have no purpose, then listen to what she says.
If you need to be reminded of that today, please read Denise’s post. Then, consider how you would answer the question. What would you say to your younger self in only two words?