have you ever thought about which things you've said, done or made would warrant a stamp of approval? what if you had your own personal stamp? maybe it says "i'm proud" or "good deed" or just "stamp of approval". what would you stamp? would the list be long or short? funny or serious?
if you've read this blog for any time at all, you'll know that i'm a list-maker. when i first started thinking about my stamp of approval list, i don't quite know. it's just a little hobby of mine that i use to wile away a few otherwise wasted minutes like when i'm riding in the car to work or brushing my teeth. usually when i think of something that i could potentially put on the list it is quickly negated by a regret i have. it's like a giant pendulum scale swinging back and forth between things i'm proud of and things i regret. mind you, these are fleeting, instantaneous thoughts. breezy and flitting rather than heavy and serious. just a pasttime.
if forced to pick just one accomplishment to stamp, it would be raising my two kids. i'm equally proud and fulfilled by that accomplishment. not a week goes by that i don't think how wonderfully they have each turned out. of course, like me, they are each a work in progress accumulating their own stamp of approval list and regrets list. i so hope they each feel the scale is heavily swinging on the approval side.
i posted a little poem here a while back that said "i did my best, forget the rest". for now, i'm taking that on as my stamp of approval. maybe i'll even have a little rubber stamp made that says just that. it would look cute on matt and megan's forearms. hee hee
how about each of you? what would your stamp say?