Mindset Monday: 7 Things You Might Not Know About Me

It’s always fun to look back on our life experiences and accomplishments that bring smiles to our faces and remind us of where we’ve been and what we’ve done.

Here are a few of mine that might surprise you:

#1 — As a kid I spent many summers with family in Pacific Grove, CA. My cousin and I talked the owner of the glass bottom boats into letting us work in exchange for free rides.

#2 — In 9th grade I was voted as “Most Witty.”  That quick wittedness has brought a lot of fun and a few “oopsies.”

#3 — In high school I was a Girl Scout – a member of the Mariner Scout Ship (MSS) Morning Star. All year long we raised money and then in June we used it for sailing cruise. 20-25 of us, with 15-20 guitars, rented a 65′ yawl (the Desiree) and sailed around Catalina and the Channel Islands in Southern California for 5 days.

#4 — My guitar playing and song leading days also included a summer as a camp counselor at White’s Landing Girl Scout camp and over 5 years in the same role for Athletes-in-ActionFCA and Young Life.

#5 — One summer I worked in the Main Street Market House at Disneyland. Did you know that the gold on the merry-go-round horses is real? Or that there are fans in the Candy Palace walls that send the sweet fragrance of cooking candy out onto Main Street?

#6 — I could sit for hours playing video games — specifically hidden object, time management, and strategy games that I find on Big Fish Games! I’ve really got to watch myself and make sure I’m playing for relaxation rather than avoiding work or boredom.

#7 — After my husband received his new heart in 2004, I couldn’t keep up with him when we rode our regular bikes, so we bought a tandem. We rode in several Midwest Tandem rallies with up to 500 other cyclists.

So why share this on Mindset Monday.  Well, as I said at the beginning, I believe we need to look back on our lives so that we’re reminded of where we’ve come from, what we’ve done, how we’ve succeeded … and especially, how much we’ve grown.

A few years ago, I started seeing how useful this was in my spiritual walk.  So when I came across a Scripture passage that pointed to something I’d learned or a place where I’d grown I would put a little mark in my Bible signifying my growth.  Now I can look through my Bible and see those growth markers — this is especially powerful on those days when I’m feeling low or unsuccessful.

So join the fun!  First, share 7 things that we might not know about you.  And second, try adding notes in your Bible so you have growth markers to look back on.

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