Bag of Questions

Bag of Questions Self Talk

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“If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?”

I am curious to know how you answer this question.  We don’t give too much thought to inquires like this until someone flat out asks us.  However I think it is important to spend some time with this question and reflect on our “self-talk” conversations.   Have you ever said to yourself “you are so stupid”, “I can’t believe you did that”, “you are a fat slob”, you will never get the job”, “you are not good enough”, or “no one will ever love you”?  Chances are you have.  Now imagine going out to dinner with your best friend and throughout the meal they said these exact same things to you.  How would that go over?  Would you give them a big hug at the end

By |2017-03-07T15:31:16+00:00March 28th, 2016|Categories: Bag of Questions, Thoughts from the Barn|0 Comments

What can you do today, that you couldn’t do a year ago?

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What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago?

This is such a great question.  What is your answer?   Here is mine:  A friend of mine had been taking painting lessons and a mutual friend of ours was going to go sit in on one of her lessons because she was looking for something new and creative to take up as a hobby.  I have always loved art and thought why not tag along.  Now just a little over a year has gone by and we each have some wonderful oil paintings with our signature at the bottom staking our claim as the artiste. 

By |2017-03-07T15:31:16+00:00March 15th, 2016|Categories: Bag of Questions, Thoughts from the Barn|0 Comments

Who Do You Love?

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Who do you love and what are you doing about it?

I picked this one from the Bag of Questions for this week’s interactive blog.  My follow on question is “where does the romance go?”  It has been with alarming frequency of late that I have heard men and women say that their relationship/marriage has lost its luster.  They have overwhelmingly entered the roommate category with the “one they love”.    I am curious about this.  What happens?  Please share your thoughts with me.  I am in hopes that your comments will inspire us all to turn up the volume on romance and intimacy.  What are you doing in your relationships to keep the fire going?  The fun times rolling? The adventure abundant?

By |2017-03-07T15:31:16+00:00March 1st, 2016|Categories: Bag of Questions, Thoughts from the Barn|0 Comments