The question was simple and easy. The answer sure was simple and easy. But I couldn’t answer.
Sometimes even the simple questions put you on the spot. Especially, if you struggle to answer!
Curious to know the question? How was your week – that’s the simple and easy question that made me sweat!
My week was actually good. It was productive, with a good amount of rest and relaxation. Yet I couldn’t answer as I couldn’t recall anything at that moment. I wrote every day. I blogged on some days. Studied one day. I learned new skills by trial and error on two other days. I realized what I am good at, how I want to spend my time, what I want to learn more about – in short, it was a fulfilling week.
Yet, I stumbled. Of course, in a casual conversation, you can’t give the above answer. Maybe, you can. Still, I went with the quick and painless ‘good’ to describe my week.
What made my week good, that question never came up. If it did, then I would have gone into the details of how every time I write, maybe the crappiest poem, it still makes me happy. Of course, I long to write an ‘uncrappy’ poem for a change one of these days. But, I love that I dare to write.
On a not-so-good day, if I happen to remember that I can write, that I can sit with my journal, pen, and thoughts and fill my pages with words, that thought lights up my face.
I realize that there is more to happiness than we realize. It isn’t about owning expensive things. For me, it is a simple thought that ‘I can’. And last week it was ‘I can write’ that made me happy. And for that I am grateful!
How was your week? What made you happy last week?