No, it’s not easy to have an attractive spirit. As you may have seen in the last #taskasanoffering, but who said what’s good comes easy? Every time you want to make things easier, deep down you don’t want what’s best, but what is common… let me explain.
Lets say you are overweight and you know that in order to lose weight, you have to stop eating things you like and the way that you like to eat them. You also know that you have to be more active and disciplined with your body. So what do you do? You get discouraged. Then you Google for easy diets… diets that do not require exercise or that don’t prevent you from eating things you like to eat or that only last seven days. In other words, you want what everyone wants, to lose weight without having to work hard. To my own shame, I even looked for a diet that would allow me to eat my carbs.
This is ridiculous. You know, I know, we all know, but… we don’t stop doing it. And do you know why? Because, we do not want to sacrifice. This is just an example… let’s go to another common example:
You need new clothes because the ones you have are old, worn out, faded and don’t look so nice on you anymore. Then, you immediately think of a store where you will be able to buy lots of clothes without spending too much, as usual. The problem is that as long as you don’t want to invest in pieces that are high in quality, that will last longer and will fit better, you’ll always come back to this problem… clothes that become old and worn out in the second or third wash. You don’t want to spend more for less, you want to spend more for more and this is what you get. Clothing of quality costs more… cheap clothes do not have quality. Instead of buying five new shirts, buy one for the cost of the five — that one shirt will last you. You will buy less, will have to wait longer to have more clothes, but you will have a wardrobe full of quality.
So friends, with this understanding, the #taskasanoffering14 is for you to find in your routine what could be better but is not because you are satisfied with what is common and avoid sacrificing for what is best. This task is for you to think, reflect, maybe talk to people who know you well and find what they see that you could do better or be better at.
Once you’ve discovered what you have to do, write down in your journal what you will start to do about it. You may need to include it in the previous list from the #taskasanoffering13, in fact… this offering is an extension of the previous one. It will help you develop a real attractive spirit. So take advantage of it!
Here are some examples of what to think about in this task:
- Being a better wife
- Being a better housewife
- Being a better friend
- Being a better mother
- Being a better daughter
- Being a better sister
- Being a better daughter-in-law
- Being a better mother-in-law
- Being a better student
- Being a better assistant
- Being a better aunt
- Being a better professional
- Being a better citizen