Filling In The Blanks

This is borrowed from Mrs. Chili of The Blue Door.  I let her know ahead of time I was borrowing it, and I thank her kindly for not forbidding said borrowing.Right now I'm feeling ... fulfilled.When I'm alone I feel ... centered.When I'm surrounded by people I feel ... a lot of what they're feeling!  I'm highly empathetic and it can be a little disconcerting.  I'm good at shielding myself, thank goodness.One thing I hate is ... I don't hate anything.One thing I really like about myself is ... I have to choose one thing?  I like my perseverance.When I'm feeling sad I ... allow myself the space to really feel the sadness.  I acknowledge it and then allow it to dissipate.When I daydream it's usually about ... moving and interior decorating!I'm afraid of ... I occasionally can be fearful of the unseen residents in my house if I choose to let my imagination run wild.I'm happiest when ... I am completely immersed in life's flow; fully present.One thing that really worries me is ... I don't worry.  I make a point of not worrying, in fact.If I could change one thing about myself it would be ... Nothing.  I'm where I'm supposed to be right now, doing what I'm supposed to be doing, and everyday I am actively improving and enhancing what needs it in my life.If I could be with anyone right now I would be with ... all of my family and friends.The family member I am closest to is ... It isn't possible to define one family member I'm closest to because I'm so close with so many.If I was really honest with my father I would tell him ... I am really honest with my father.  That said, I think the one thing I haven't told him is that I long, long ago forgave the choices he made and what those choices cost our family ... And that said, I don't feel the need to formally forgive him; our relationship reflects that forgiveness.If I was really honest with my mother I would tell her ... I am really honest with my mother.  No qualification.When I think about my family I feel ... Blessed.  I was brought up with the kind of family that some people envy for their closeness with each other, their love for each other, their enjoyment of each other and their combined generosity of spirit and self.  In addition, I have formed a family of choice that is the envy of many.   I don't wish anyone to be envious of me, and I gratefully acknowledge how blessed I am.One thing I regret about my life is ... I have no regrets.If I only had one more day to live I would ... make certain I told everyone who matters that I love them and will see them again some day.One thing about me that nobody know is ... I've got nothing for this one!I hope that someday in the future ... Since hope used in this context is too wishy-washy (too noncommittal), I'm going to rephrase it:  I KNOW that someday in the [near] future my business will be successful beyond all imagining, my first book will be published and others will be close on its heels and I will be in a constant state of peaceful bliss.Something I'm really embarrassed about is ... I'm over 40; I'm past being embarrassed about much of anything.  However, I do look at my chicken legs with loving chagrin!One thing about me I never want to change is ... my passion for learning.One thing I feel really proud of is ... how productive I am and how much growth I'm experiencing.  Very grateful.Blogging has helped me to ... be more open about the esoteric portions of my life, which has resulted in me allowing them to become more integrated in my everyday; they are my everyday.

Permission to Heal, Part 2

Healing Reflections