This evening, I sat at my computer with one goal in mind: to respond to comments that have been piling up. Long time readers will know that I am obsessed with replying to comments; but lately, life has been kicking my a**. With two jobs, two kids, one home renovation and zero time to stop and smell the roses, I’ve become somewhat of a machine – barely slowing down even though I know I’m close to burning out. So, I decided to dedicate this evening to catching up with my online friends.
However, the very first post that popped up – and one that I’d been meaning to follow up on – was What Fills You Up? from a few weeks ago. And instead of responding to comments, I found myself opening up a new window and writing this post, to tell you all… WOW.
I am wowed. Reading what fills you up is touching, life-affirming, and most of all, incredibly beautiful. And human. And inspiring. From family and friends to Swiss chocolate and classical music, it’s a nice reminder of all the blessings we have in our lives. I realize now that I can add another thing to my list of fulfilling things: reader comments.
But how did this all start? It’s all thanks to Kellogg’s Special K Protein Cereal. If you haven’t had a chance to enter my awesome giveaway, please do! Because while being emotionally fulfilled is one of the greatest feelings in the world, so is feeling fulfilled nutritionally. According to the Special K Protein What Fills You Up Survey, recently conducted by Angus Reid Forum, 1 in 4 women confessed that if their breakfast doesn’t fill them up, they find themselves more tempted by cravings throughout the morning. And, when the urge to snack arises, one third admit lack of willpower causes them to stray from their healthy habits.
Of course, if you take a peek at the handy little infographic on the right, you’ll see that 63% of women say time with family fills them up. Well, looking at the reader comments left for me, I’d say that closer to 90% of y’all feel that way. And you know what? Couldn’t agree more. Some may have closer relationships than others, but for the most part, we feel fulfilled from spending time with those that love us most.
Please, don’t take your family for granted. Love them. Tell them you love them. Be good to each other. Be fulfilled.
Tonight, I’m celebrating all the little moments that fill me up.