I got the idea for this post from Rosie at Hookup Culture, a blogger that I really enjoy reading and following. She recently posted a list of places that she would like to visit. A sort of bucket list on places she wants to raise her flag on. I loved the idea of striving to be somewhere in the not so distant future and marking that off of a list.
I then thought to myself, “Your about to be a dad. Your wife is 4 months pregnant and instead of traveling so much you will be at home, with the kiddo, teaching what it is to be a good person.” That question got me to scratching my head on who I was and what traits I could check off of a list. So I thought I would write a list of the traits that I hope to possess one day soon. Not traits that I exhibit once in a blue moon, but things I can honestly say I have a hold on. Perfection not included but that being the inspiration.
Now on my list, I would be going in the opposite direction of number 1 if I begun to check things off like Ms. Rosie did on her list of places she has already visited. I think the purposes of this list, on a personal level, would be that I want to always have these things or traits in arms reach of me. Be it yesterday or last week, If I can see myself acting in that way, then maybe a pat on the back is warranted. But if I don’t remember the last person I was compassionate towards then it’s rubbing off and I have to make a conscious effort to get that back. And so do you.
Good luck everyone.
- Trust Worthy