I used to be a great list person.
Lists for everything
- for groceries
- for housework
- for household projects
- for children’s chores
- for reading
- for exercise
- for things I wanted to do
- for things I didn’t want to do
- for spiritual growth
- for fun family activities
- for menus
- for simple meals
- for fancy meals
- for creative projects
- for date nights
Some worked well and some didn’t work so well.
Some lists added a much needed structure and guidance to family life. Others were helpful reminders of good things to add to my daily life.
Some lists were overly ambitious, unrealistic and just burdensome.
I used to get immense satisfaction from a completed list. Checking off items was fun.
The opposite was also true – if items on a list were not “checked off”, I became discouraged.
These days I look at life differently
- from necessity ~ which is another post all together
- from choice ~ also good post material
My life is much more simple.
And so is my list-making.
Every day there are only two things on my list – two things that I look to accomplish in some way.
Oatmeal bread ~ order plus beauty. I love when something does double duty 🙂
I would like to write more about this, but right now I am heading out the door to a Women’s Bible Study.
I hope today that you find time to add some beauty and order ~ and I would love to hear about it.
with love to you,