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10 things...
I recently saw this question in an email and thought that it would be interesting if I did it here and asked all my readers to do the same in their comments (or on their journal).

What are the 10 things that define your quality of life. What constitutes the life I love? Here goes:

1. Spending time with my husband and children
2. Watching my children learn something new or doing something they really enjoy
3. Not having a lot of debt (this stresses me out to no end)
4. Being healthy
5. Having good friends
6. Traveling and experiencing the world
7. Having a good relationship with my parents and sister (and her family)
8. Having money in savings
9. Having a clean home
10. Feeling fulfilled apart from my family

It is funny how many times I reordered this list. I'm sure that it will get reordered as time passes too. At first, I felt funny about having being out of debt so high on the list. But it is important to my peace of mind. I remember when I would constantly worry about it (I still do, but not as much as before since we consolidated all our debts). It used to eat me up. And that affected everything else. So, it makes sense for me.

It is actually hard to write this kind of list. Makes you think about things. My first go at it, I didn't have #2 there at all. But then I thought about how much joy I got from Maya finally enjoying her soccer class and yes, it is an amazing feeling to see her have fun at something. And Nadia, same thing. A few days ago, I watched her do a puzzle with Chris. When they were finished and she jumped up and said, "YAY! Look, my puzzle!" my heart did a little flip. *mushy mommy moment*

Ok, how about you?

What I'm feeling: contemplative contemplative

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From: scarslet Date: October 5th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I figured I would go ahead and take the bait on this one...fyi, Maya and Nadia are so freaking cute. If I'm ever in Korea (I will be someday) can I visit?

1. God, because...well...duh. =)
2. Talking to Joshua (I almost said being with but most of our relationship has had to be long distance for so many reasons that talking to him, I think, is most important).
3. My family, my close friends, those entities most dear to me (and surprisingly, my cat is one of them, because he's been an incredible comfort through dad's passing and other things.)
4. My church family.
5. Being healthy <3
6. Learning and teaching what I've learned.
7. Writing, remembering...basically, putting everything that matters to me into a tangible form so it can never be forgotten. Memories matter to me.
8. Having money in savings
9. Achieving my personal goals in all that I do.
10. Traveling and experiencing the world -- same one as yours but I bumped it down a bit.
slave2three From: slave2three Date: October 6th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)
hmmmm well...

I'd have to say..

1. Having a great husband and child, and the time with them.
2. Watching Benji learn something new as well, its just so amazing, that this little creature that came out of ME... yea, i guess its a mommy thing.. i never thought i could be so pround of something/someone and over some of the most simplist stuff.
3. Spending time with my pets. Animals are a HUGE part of my life
4. Having a healthy family and being (fairly) healthy myself.
5. Having good friends.
6. Having a home, food, and a car.
7. Being almost debt free now that school's over with.
8. Building up Savings... (the wedding/honeymoon kind of did us in!)
9. Knowing which family i can really count on.
10. I look forward to the day when i can travel around the world. I'm kinda' stuck to the states for now :)
From: junetoo Date: October 7th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll do the list later tonight when DJ's not bugging me to get off the comp...

but today is my birthday!
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: October 7th, 2005 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday again! (Just wished you on your LJ)

Don't forget to do the list!
From: junetoo Date: October 7th, 2005 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)
1) God (I come from a religious family so this #1 is a given)
2) Sharing time with my husband
3) Traveling the world. I inherited "ants in my pants" from my father.
4) Studying my languages. I love being able to communicate with people from another country and culture. And I love their appreciation of my tedious studying - it makes it all worthwhile:)
5) Biking (or walking as a replacement) and thus relieving the day's stress and staying fit. Trust me I drive everyone insane when I stop biking.
6) Being true to myself and sticking up for myself. Too often I "adjust" to try to please other people. It usually backfires.
7) Sticking up for other people. Too many times I've allowed decent people be bad-mouthed right before my eyes. There are times when you gotta take a stand and speak your peace.
8) Reading. I hate the feeling I get when I haven't been reading.
9) Writing to my friends. I'm not much of a phone talker and this past year I haven't had time for instant messenger. Letters, emails, and LJs are how I mainly stay in touch.
10) Having a clean home and being cleanly dressed. I can't stand family and guests coming into a dirty home or seeing me dressed like a mess. It speaks too negatively of me I feel.

I'm not to sure about the order. A few of them are equal I think. And I feel #6 encompasses the entire list. If I follow this list then I am being true to myself:)
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