[#Reverb10] Dec. 25, 26, 27 & 28

#Reverb10 is a movement to encourage folks to tackle a daily prompt with the intent of reflecting on their year. If you’d like to get involved, it’s not too late! You can backtrack to previous prompts or simply jump in where you are. If you’re interested, you can see all my #reverb10 posts here.


Dec. 25: Photo: Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you. (Author: Tracey Clark)

I don’t have a lot of pics of me from this year outside of profile pics, forced family photos (I love you, Mom!) and some random shots my sister took of me in Europe, mostly when I wasn’t looking.  But I do have this one picture, which I love, and which I already shared, but here it is again.  My mom took it during our annual pre-Christmas trip to Crown Center (to shop, eat fudge, and take goofy pictures in front of the Victoria’s Secret windows).

My expression in the photo below says exactly this: “I know this is totally dorky, and I’m a little embarrassed, but it’s also totally fun, so I’m just going to go with it, and you guys are coming along with me for the ride!”

So, here’s what I’d like this picture to represent.

  • I love to laugh.
  • I like to spread joy whenever I can.
  • I choose my actions with a priority on the potential for laughter and/or joy rather than on sparing myself embarrassment or failure.

Dec. 26: Soul Food: What did you eat this year that you will never forget? What went into your mouth & touched your soul? (Author: Elise Marie Collins)

For this prompt, I’ll simply point you to my love letter to French pastries. Can’t say it better than I did there.

Dec. 27: Ordinary Joy: Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year? (Author: Brené Brown)

Sitting on a sofa and reading a book.  I often keep myself in a near-constant state of motion, either physical or mental, so taking an hour to simply sit and disappear into another world is something that feels incredibly indulgent and wonderful.  It’s something I should probably do a lot more often.

Dec. 28: Achieve: What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write that feeling down. Then, brainstorm 10 things you can do, or 10 new thoughts you can think, in order to experience that feeling today. (Author: Tara Sophia Mohr)

I’m going to have to skip this one, as I’ll cover it in detail in my annual Year-End Recap to come later this week.  As for brainstorming what to do or think in order to experience satisfaction today? I like to do something every day to work toward my goals.  It gives me a taste of the satisfaction that comes with finishing, and it spurs me onward.

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7 thoughts on “[#Reverb10] Dec. 25, 26, 27 & 28

  1. mark says:

    Good stuff, all the way around. And yes, silly hats are the spice of life. Go with it and enjoy the silly.

    Reading is a terrific way to travel, and curling up with a good book is one of life’s greatest simple pleasures.

  2. Stuart says:

    Well, you do spread joy, wacky hats or not. Although you also spread guilt, notably so when ploughing on with these and still finding something eloquent and interesting to say about every entry. I gave up on Reverb like a big, empty quitter.

    (It’s all the good kind of guilt, though, the “I probably shouldn’t just write the Christmas period off entirely and do no work like I usually do” guilt.)

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