I have indeed been following your "Everyday Bliss" project.... I agree--choosing virtues of your own was far better than using Ben's. It does make it more personal--and more timely. As I read your list I was mentally making one of my own...asking myself, "Would I include that....or something else?"
I can't help wondering, though, if "age" would determine the contents of a person's list. If not the list itself, the definition of some of the items.
I suspect that all your readers will be mentally making his or her own list....and mentally following along with you. You've laid the groundwork well, and I'm looking forward to Monday.
As I read your Blisslist, though, I couldn't help but associate it with Jessie. It's easy to see that you not only strive for these virtues for yourself, you set the example for Jessie too.
JOY...I see an image of Jessie enjoying a "Cakefest in the Park."
ORDER...Building "towders." (Towders is how Jessie say's towers)
CREATIVITY...Jessie writing and/or drawing the gift cards for the birthday presents for her friends.
PASSION...OK--she has a passion for cake. :)
WHIMSY..."Naruto is coming to my house...play with my toys....and then we're going to the grocery store."
SERENITY..."I want to snuggle with you, Mommy."
INQUIRY...."Buggy stuck!" (A beetle clamped on her hand -- she was very brave and even came to the conclusion that "Buggy scared because Jessie is a giant.")
COMMUNITY....Attending her friends' birthday parties.
ROMANCE...."You ate all your broccoli. Good job, Mommy!"
GRATITUDE..."Thank you for holding my hand my friend Lil-li-ya."
MOXIE..."No, I want that money."
HUMILITY..."Thank you, Jessie." "No problem, Daddy."
SURPRISE... Take your pick on this one--because that child is an endless supply of surprises. :)
Thank you Linda! That was very fun!
The Everday Bliss Project begins on Monday! I hope you join us!
Next Post: The game begins!
My 13 bliss virtues: joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, surprise