Every morning I sit down with my tea and a piece of paper and make a list of things to accomplish that day.
The kids tease me and often decorate my daily to-do sheet. They have even been known to add things like “install indoor pool” and “”fly to Paris”.
Most days my list is helpful and keeps us all on track.
But not always.
I had written a rather ambitious list the other day – but things just didn’t go as planned.
It was after lunch when I realized the only thing that we had accomplished was breakfast dishes and now the kitchen was an after lunch disaster.
I stared at my list for a few seconds discouraged.
Then I grabbed a pen and started writing the things that I had accomplished.
drink tea – check
time in the Word – check
sit at the table over lunch and talk with my teens – check
eat chocolate – check
laugh – check
There. I felt better now. I had accomplished something after all.
Now to add a few more must-do’s to this new improved list –
read a happy book – check
snuggle in a grandma quilt – check
doodle mindlessly – check
eat more chocolate – check
drink more tea – check
Now that’s a list to make me smile.