Prompts for July 1 & 2

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“What are three things you love most about yourself and why?”

I appreciate the opportunity to reflect on the things I love most about myself. Firstly, my unwavering commitment to my Christian beliefs is something I hold dear. My faith is a guiding light, giving me a sense of purpose, morality, and a solid foundation to build my life. It strengthens me during challenging times and fills my heart with gratitude and hope.

Secondly, I have a deep-rooted love for constantly learning and exploring new things. I believe that personal growth is essential to leading a fulfilling life. Whether acquiring knowledge through books, engaging in thought-provoking conversations, or immersing myself in different cultures, I am always eager to expand my horizons. This thirst for knowledge keeps me intellectually stimulated and enables me to understand the world better and appreciate its diverse perspectives.

Lastly, my family holds an unparalleled significance in my life. They are my pillars of support, my source of unconditional love, and my constant companions. My deep connections with my loved ones bring immense joy and fulfillment to my existence. Their presence brings warmth and comfort to my heart, and I cherish every moment I share with them. Through the highs and lows, my family’s unwavering love and support have helped shape me into who I am today.

In summary, I am grateful for my unwavering commitment to my Christian beliefs, insatiable appetite for learning and growth, and unbreakable family bond. These three aspects not only define who I am but also enrich my life in immeasurable ways.

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Write about a childhood memory that still brings you joy today

I close my eyes and let the memories wash over me, transporting me back to a time filled with innocence and boundless joy. One childhood memory, in particular, continues to warm my heart even after all these years. It was a time when I had the privilege of spending precious moments with my beloved grandfather.

My grandfather was wise, his eyes twinkling with wisdom and love. He had a special way of imparting knowledge and values that would shape my life forever. I still vividly recall the day he sat me down and shared his three fundamental lessons: reading, writing, and arithmetic.

“To read,” he said, “means you can teach yourself anything you need to know.”

Next came writing. My grandfather explained that being able to write meant more than simply forming words on a page; it meant having a voice, a signature.

Lastly, my grandfather emphasized the importance of arithmetic. “To manage your money without depending on someone else,” he explained, “is to hold the reins of your destiny.”

As I reminisce about those cherished moments, I remember my grandfather’s remarkable achievements. He was a hard worker who had accomplished so much in his life. His dedication and resilience were evident in the 320 acres of land he owned, a symbol of his success and his ability to provide for his family. Yet, despite his accomplishments, he remained humble, always valuing simple pleasures and the importance of love.

That year spent with my grandparents holds a special place in my heart. It was when circumstances brought us to care for mom’s ailing mother, battling cancer. During that period, I was blessed to be embraced by my grandparents’ love and wisdom. They showered me affectionately, teaching me life’s most valuable lessons through their presence.

Looking back, I regret not having had more time to truly know them, soak in their stories, and deepen our bond. When the day came for us to leave, tears streamed down my face as I hugged my grandfather tightly. Promising to return, I held onto the hope of future reunions. Little did I know it would be the last time I saw my grandfather.

But even with time, the memories of my grandfather’s lessons and love continue to bring me joy. I carry his teachings within me, always striving to learn, create, and be financially responsible. His gentle spirit and unconditional love remind me of the person I aspire to be.

In my heart, I hold deep gratitude for the fleeting yet profound moments I spent with my grandfather. He may no longer be physically present, but his legacy lives on within me, guiding me as I navigate life’s winding paths. And through the joy he brought me during that unforgettable year, I find solace in knowing that his love will forever be etched in the fabric of my being.

Until next time stay safe, and keep the faith.

2 thoughts on “Prompts for July 1 & 2

  1. I love that I’m learning how to heal. I have so much that I needed to let go of. I love that I help others. I have learned this love from my grandmother. I love that my faith is getting deeper and stronger.

    • Thank you for sharing.. Grandparents can be so important. I regret missing the opportunity to know my grandparents on both my dad and mom side. Again, thank you for sharing.

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