Look at the picture… What are the first three words you see?
It’s amazing to me how I see a different set of words each time I look at it. Last week I saw: Connection, Power, and Self-care. Today, the words I saw were Gratitude, Connection, and Change. I was randomly scrolling through my Facebook last night, and saw that I had posted this a while ago. At that time, I had seen Love, Connection, and Power. It was around the time that I had met Donald. So, to me, those words coincided with what was going on in my life at that time. It seemed to fit. Perfectly.
But now, looking at the words I saw the other day: Connection, Power, and Self-care, I’m left wondering what those three words could mean for my life today.
- 1.a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.
- 1.the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality.
- 2.the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events.
- the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.
- the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.
Perhaps Connection could relate to my blog or to our stream? I am hoping to make a connection with my readers and our viewers. That is my main goal with both venues. When I teach, one of my goals is to successfully develop a connection with all of my students. I want my students to feel safe around me and know that I will always be there for them, no matter what. So far, I have done so in all of the schools that I have been in. But, because of Covid, I am not in the classroom yet this year, so I am leaning more toward Connection being tied to my blog and our stream.
Power. I’m struggling with this one. Power has such a negative connotation. When I think of power in relation to people, I think of those who abuse their power, intending to use it for control. But, reading the definition, I am inclined to think that this is also in regards to this blog and/or our stream. The part of the definition that sticks out to me is: the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. I started this blog with high hopes of being able to help people, by letting them know that they’re not alone in their struggles. Hoping that by putting myself and my personal battles out there, it could possibly give someone hope, or maybe even the strength to get the help that they may need.
Last, but not least, Self-Care. This one is pretty self-explanatory and straight-forward. I need to focus on myself, my health, my well-being, and my happiness. Granted, I did just make an appointment with the therapist for September 21st. That’s a start. Mental health is just as important as physical health. However, I NEED to start working out again. I NEED to get back on my diet. I NEED to drink more water. I NEED to stop hating myself. There are a lot of things I NEED to do. I just need to find the motivation that I lost. It’s a lot harder to make yourself work out at home, rather than at the gym. I just need to do it. I feel like if I can get a hold of my “issues” and gain control of my happiness and well-being, it will, in return, allow my relationships with others to flourish. I believe that happiness is contagious, just as smiles are; happiness spreads.
I always enjoy these kinds of things and reading what others see, and how they translate them. I love how everyone’s minds are different.
I had everyone here tell me what words they saw..
Donald: Gratitude, Purpose, and Breakthrough
Kendall: Creation, Change, and Purpose
Haylie: Gratitude, Breakthrough, and Family.
I wonder what they think the meanings are?
What three words did you see first?
What do they mean to you? Can you apply them to your life?