What exactly is Taking Stock?
Every month I try to write a Taking Stock post, alternating between A-Z prompts (like last month) and the original prompts I’ve been using for a while now (this month) – both sets of prompts are from the talented Denyse at Denyse Whelan Blogs.
If you take stock, you pause to think about all the aspects of a situation or event before deciding what to do next.Source
To answer the prompts, I usually give myself a few moments to process the word and then write the first thing that comes into my mind – not exactly what I should do according to the definition above but hey, it works for me!
It’s a fun activity to do – not too much thinking involved and I’m usually happy with my immediate thoughts!
I hope you also enjoy reading my responses.
Making: Time to exercise.
Drinking: Crafty Cider’s non-alcoholic apple cider.
Wanting: Not much really, my cup is pretty full.
Looking: Not too bad!
Smiling: At the fact that my mother and sister were here for the Mother’s Day weekend and we haven’t been together for almost 18 months.
Playing: With two of my grandchildren last week. Bliss!
Wasting: Precious moments of life by worrying about things I can’t control – but what’s new??
Wishing: Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day. Love this quote.
Enjoying: The colours at this time of year, although the temperatures are dropping!
Waiting: For the election to be over and I’m not being very patient!
Liking: The Adam Project on Netflix.
Wondering: What did I do without my sunroom? I spend a lot of time out there in autumn and winter.
Loving: Feeling cosy and warm when it’s cold outside.
Hoping: My late MIL’s house gets onto the market soon.
Marvelling: At how clever and creative some people are.
Needing: A kick up the backside to get back on track with my fitness and healthy eating challenge.
Smelling: Wood smoke from the fire – it’s now officially on!
Wearing: My favourite colour – on repeat!
Following: The progress of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail.
Noticing: The trees are losing their leaves.
Knowing: This too shall pass!
Thinking: About a lot of things.
Bookmarking: So many things to read later.
Opening: Parcels in the mail – always fun!
Giggling: My sister and I enjoyed a few giggles together over the weekend.
Feeling: Almost ready for a trip to warmer climes to see my daughter and grandson.
These prompts come from an earlier version of Denyse’s Taking Stock – since then Denyse has moved to an alphabetical list which I used here last month. As I said before, I’ve decided I will alternate between both lists as I write my monthly Taking Stock posts. I like to mix things up!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Taking Stock this month, it’s such a great way to get a few thoughts down!
What’s your take on Taking Stock?
Hope you have a great week ahead.
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