(For the past four years, I’ve used Reverb10 prompts to give myself a question to answer every day of December. It’s a great way to reflect on the year and set goals for the future. I’ve kept my favorite prompts, added a few from other sources like Project Reverb and created my own month-and-a-bit of questions.)
Free Writing. Write for five consecutive minutes on the word “balance” as it pertains to this past year. No editing. Set a timer. Just write.
For every no there is a yes.
You are better for having had a few months of uncertainty about a job – makes you happier for the one you have.
For every night alone there is a night of cuddling.
For every mile flying down the 5 you now have a mile in traffic.
For everything you donated, you bought something new.
The universe listens when you say you are bored. And makes plans.
For every fail there was a new favorite thing.
You are better for having to balance your life against his.
For every wish there is a fairy godmother. And sometimes she’s you.
For every doubt, there was an answer.
For every box packed, there is a box to unpack.
For every risk there is an equal and unexpectedly wonderful reward.
When you spend the year uneven, you can look back and see that see that when all is added and subtracted, the year was on balance.
(Last year I wrote this.)