I found an article in SELF magazine this month (I am a magazine whore- just accept it, my husband has) that was all about making lists. The article was interesting and had a few lists for the reader to fill out. Today I am answering this one.
Every day, I would like to.........
1. Feel loved, literally. I am talking a hug, cuddle, or kiss. I call this 'connecting' and I miss it when I don't get it. This also means I have made someone else feel loved, too.
2. Learn something. It doesn't have to be big. Maybe a scripture, or a quote, or a trick to help my flowers bloom , or a fact from a book..... anything.... just something to remind me how small I am in this big world, and how great it is to learn about it.
3. Improve my surroundings. I am sick of just treading water, barely keeping up with the laundry and hand prints. I wish I were more motivated to actually make a difference. It could be to organize a closet, or hang a picture, or help at the school..... but these little acts of productivity are not happening NEAR enough in my daily life.
4. Laugh with someone. I love story telling, I love listening to stories, I love well written funny dialogue and funny memos (and blogs). If I can make someone laugh I am feeling pretty dang fine, and some of my best friends that have lasted my lifetime are friends that laughed with me beyond the crying. A sense of humor is a necessity in this world. I have to laugh every day.
Maybe a crazy list of lofty goals? Perhaps... but just writing these few things down almost feels like a challenge to start making them happen. Every Single Day.
PS- in writing this list tonight I learned how to properly use the Spell Check feature. #2 completed. Wait- I also did # 1, and #4.
I did the dishes- but I am not counting that as #3. It needs to be above and beyond, and today I can't even put new light bulbs in. It is getting kind of dark in here.......