Comment from: jouell3935, Jodi
Hey... sorry I am late in coming....Here I go:
There are no latecomers, Jodi! :-D
1. What would you say is your biggest strength? weakness?
I would have to say that they are the same thing, and that is not a cop out! It would be my sensitivity to others around me. I am a good listener and a good friend and I am usually very astute at helping my family and friends at opening up and coping in tough situations. It is also a weakness because I can often take others negativity too personal and internalize it. The next thing you know, I am in a bad mood or crying because someone around me is feeling so badly. It is also hard to keep perspective sometimes when you are "feeling" so much. I hope that makes some sense.
2. Is there anything you wish you had said to someone, past or present? If given the chance would you now?
Wow. Loaded question. Yes. Many people that I let hurt me when I was younger. I wish I could tell them now that I was stupid then to allow myself to be hurt by them. I had more power than I knew, it took more experience and maturity to figure that out. But basically, I have few regrets, few things I didn't say! I am pretty vocal, yup, as my hubby would say "a BIG communicator".
I would also love to have a moment with two relatives of mine that have passed. I would love to tell my grandma and my great aunt just how much I appreciate to this day, how much they loved me, and all the special things, little and big, that we shared.
I am a huge believer in something that I cannot take credit for. As per John Edwards, spiritual medium/psychic:
"Communicate, Appreciate and Validate, your loved ones now, then you won't be seeking to do so later."
3. Who( or what) are your biggest influences in your life?
Another great question! I would have to say first, my kids are the biggest influence in my life right now. All decisions come from the concern for their well-being. That is how I ended up a stay at home mom. I also became a homeschooler for my eldest when that revealed itself to be the best thing for him. In all ways, every day, the kids are my first motivation for everything I do.
Secondly, it would be my Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Lupus. My Lupus is quiet right now, thankfully, because the RA is loud enough! The RA directly impacts my first influence, the kids, so I had to include that. It requires constant concessions and rearranging physically and mentally of our schedule and priorities. It has made me appreciate every moment with my hubby and kids more because those special moments are fought for each day.
Not too bad eh?
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Phew, you made me work for it, Jodi! I need some tea!Be well,