My Get To Do List

Tomorrow is a special day, so today I have a long "To Do" List. Here it is:
Walk the dog
Empty the dishwasher
Clean Bathrooms
Change sheets
3 Loads Laundry
Vacuum and mop tile floors
Grocery Shop
Bank
Return some items
Call a friend
Sort some School papers and mail from yesterday
Make dinner
Attend "Meet the Teacher Night" at my son's school
Wash pants for my son this evening for school (I really need to get him another pair soon!)

When I look this list over, only one item stands out as something that I really want to do, and that is to call my friend. It has been too long since we've talked, and I miss him. I wish I could do that item first, but since he lives in California, I think it's a bit early in the morning! So, I guess I need an attitude change. Instead of thinking of my "To Do" List as a "have to do" list, I want to start thinking of it as a "get to do" List. A While back I read God Never Blinks: 50 Lesson's for Life's Little Detours, by Regina Brett. I highly recommend it. She tells about her uncle, who went through life with this attitude, and it was life-changing. What if we all looked at our "Lists" and thought to ourselves, "Look what I get to do today!" without any sarcasm. What if we appreciated the opportunity to serve our family and our friends? What if it turns out that this is actually self-serving? Let's try it this week. And do your self a favor. Get the book!

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  1. Welcome to Blogland Beth! Your life sounds like mine but we somehow get through everything :-D

    xx

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  2. Thanks Kerry! I'm so excited to have my first follower!!

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