What are the Contents of Your Character?

Here are some of the contents of mine:

✅ 98 pounds of perseverance

✅ 5 gallons of courage

✅ 20 gigabytes compassion

✅ 2 Tbps. embarrassment

✅ 1 degree Fahrenheit self-pity

✅ 3/4 cups shame

✅ 5 years sass

✅ 1/2 tsp. annoyance

✅ 6 degrees Grrrrrr!

✅ A galaxy of Love

✅ ½ tsp. resentment

✅ 1 mile I don’t wanna!

✅ 2 Tbsp. you’re not gonna make me!

✅ 40,000 hours creativity

✅ 40 megabytes resilience

✅ Exponential energy

✅ 80000 pints hilarious laughter

✅ 20 tons gratitude

✅ 15 lbs. imagination

✅ 11 quarts vision

✅ 5 liters optimism

✅ 9 decades self-discovery

✅ 1,111 past lives

✅ 5 x 9 + (200 – 7) x 538 yards of humility

✅ 200 dark chocolate bars of tenderness

✅ 50 lbs. fly on the wall/inner observer

✅ 2 Truckloads of tenderness

✅ 100 mph of curiosity

✅ Copious cups of contentment

✅ Gobs of grace

Mix with 128 kilograms of kindness. Boil with 8 pounds of passion. Bake in the warmth of the sun. Cool in the moonlit, star-filled sky. Slice with care. Serve with a dollop of daydreaming. Deliver with full responsibility. Makes enough to inspire many.


Laura Staley
Laura Staleyhttp://www.cherishyourworld.com
The founder of Cherish Your World, Laura helps people thrive in the physical spaces where they live and work. She educates people about the optimal arrangement of belongings for comfort, safety, and flow; de-cluttering for freedom; and planning transitions to new or updated spaces for optimal joy in life. Laura knows that the conditions of our homes and workplaces shape the quality of our lives. Trained and certified with the Western School of Feng Shui and seasoned by more than a decade working with a variety of clients, Laura uses her intuition and expertise to help her clients produce remarkable results in their lives. Her own awakening to the power of feng shui came on the heels of a flood and the realization that she could live with beloved belongings rather than unloved hand-me-down stuff. Her trifecta of serving people includes public speaking, writing, and compassionate coaching. Laura is a published author of the books Let Go Courageously and Live with Love: Transform Your Life with Feng Shui and Cherish Your World Gift Book: 100 Tips to Enhance Your Home and Your Life. Prior to creating her company, Laura worked as a full-time parent and an assistant professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Her joys in life include loving her dog, laughing with great friends, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves. You are welcome to connect with Laura below.


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Susan Rooks
Susan Rooks

And just when I think you can’t get any better or more original, Laura!!!!!!!!! Wowsa, wowsa. Laughing, I am.

I share much of what you have there, probably in different amounts / proportions, but I also have more than my share of hard-ass broad. Yes. Seriously. She lives, breathes, and ensures I don’t get too caught up in stuff that’ll end badly. Mostly, anyway. She doesn’t play well with others, even to this day, although she’s not as rigid about some things as she was when I was younger.

LOVE your list!

Laura Mikolaitis
Laura Mikolaitis

Wonderfully creative musings, Laura! I love the recipe of you. Thank you for sharing this delightful look into your cupboard. We all have a variety of ingredients that mix – sometimes sweetly, sometimes savory, and sometimes sour – to make us who we are. But the best part is the recipe exchange that happens here and the invitation to sit, dine, and learn from one another.

Thanks for such a light-hearted yet meaningful post this morning!

Kimberly Davis
Kimberly Davis

The recipe for a delicious life, Laura!

Joel Elveson
Joel Elveson

Laura, I love the passion and positive outlook in your article.

Eileen Bild
Eileen Bild

Laura, great recipe and way to look at life in a fun way! I can definitely identify with many of your ingredients and add a few more. Kind of makes me chuckle to consider where I have been and continue to go when looking at it from this creative perspective (the sweat, tears and joys). Thank you for sharing your wonderful artistic expression!! Cheers! Eileen

Mike Pitocco
Mike Pitocco

Love your ingredients Laura. Isn’t it amazing what makes us, us!? We are indeed complex! And unique but similar all at the same time. Add most of the things in your list and a few others in mine and we’re really full of it!! (I mean that in the best possible way). Thanks for sharing!

Larry Tyler
Larry Tyler

Laura I absolutely love this.

Joel Elveson
Joel Elveson

Laura, I must commend you on this article as it is incredibly creative. If that was not enough your recipe has a high concentration of vitamin inspiration. Happy New Year!



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