September’s prompt for One Little Word was to think about the battles I’m engaged in and to consider whether I want to continue my crusades or surrender. I’ve been thinking about this prompt for the whole month; it has certainly been worthy mettle.
What I noticed in thinking about battles – since NOTICE is my one-little-word – are the types of battles in my life. There are challenges I’ve taken on or that have come my way that have been transformational in making me who I am. They have become the very fiber of my life, to surrender would be like separating muscle from bone.
But it would be interesting to rediscover the essential skeleton beneath.
Other battles I choose to take on, and gird myself appropriately – the way I don a down coat in winter, madras shorts in summer, flip flops at the beach.
These battles require pockets in my life to hold extra necessities, belts to keep things secure, neosporin for the blisters.
I want to get my battle thinking down on paper before the coming of October and a brand new prompt.