the year of you, day 64

Friday, March 5, 2021 (Day 64)

Meditation Music: Take Me Tenderly: Liquid Mind (6:56) –

Question: What material possessions have sentimental value to you? Why?

Answer: I actually have two material possessions that have sentimental value.

(1) I have a stone that I carry with me that was given to me by my oldest daughter Amanda. In June 2017, I took Amanda with me for a 3-day Life Design Catalyst Training at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin. The two of us had never been on a trip together, so I thought this would be a great way for us to connect. To be honest, Amanda was the star of the show, since she had a much better perspective of how to work with young people doing this work – since she had just graduated from high school weeks earlier and was getting ready to go off to college (Georgia Southern University). I share this story because during one of our walks, she found a smooth, white stone and gave it to me, to always remind me of her and Bethany and the great times we’ve had together. To this day, whenever I leave this house, I carry that stone with me, not only as a reminder of them, but the positive feelings I get when I’m around them.

(2) I carry around a coin that my friend Elizabeth Kinney gave me at a Life Design Catalyst Training a few years ago. I don’t know what kind of coin it is, but it does have the number 1 on it, representing my Life Word. In fact, one of my seven word life mottos (and one of my personal manifestos) is “striving to be 1% better every day.” So the number 1 (and that’s a +1, not a -1), always reminds me to do better and to be better. Like to stone mentioned above, I carry this coin with me every day I leave the house as a reminder to engage in a +1.


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