SO armed with “spring in step” I sat down this morning, and made a note of all the things I have accomplished over the last 2 – 3 weeks, having just completed a project last night, and my goodness - I was AMAZED! Amazed that one teensy, weensy, itty-bitty person like me can get so much done ( then again I do have that extra X chromosome..LOL!!) ….but then not so amazed when I realized that Alexander Bell INVENTED the telephone, and THE WRIGHT BROTHERS invented flying IN THEIR LIFETIME, and well yes, that kind of put me and my “achievements” …well…should I say…(blushing) neatly into “perspective”...LOL!!!
That said, I am still in the celebratory mood, fuelled mainly by the fact that I am relieved to have managed to deal with things that I have been tempted to procrastinate over, and some I have, but they are now off my list, and what a wonderful feeling it is, to be able to say “I did it”. I have NEVER been one to make LISTS that so many people love to make, but I have realized that there sure is method in their MADNESS!!! They are indeed ESSENTIAL to being organized and prepared, and so I have to say I have succumbed to this “tradition” and am proud to announce that I manage to make at least 1 measly list a day…phew! But speaking of LISTS, my question is this…how often do we make lists of things we’ve DONE??? - or revise the lists we have ticked off, in order to take stock of what we have accomplished within that week/year/day! Surely that has to be the best part!!!??? I think we’d feel so much better about life and ourselves, if we regularly got to appreciated how far we’ve come and how well we’ve done, which can very often provide the motivation to continue. I think people often obsess (like my DH!) about unfinished lists of “things to do!”, but when they finally are complete, we start the process again!!?? Well that’s one sure way to constantly feel under pressure and unsettled about things, that when you look closely enough, form part of the everyday hum-drum of life! The house will ALWAYS need repairs, there will ALWAYS be filing, and there will ALWAYS be forms to complete! So we could then argue that life is one long list of stuff to do, before we die…..sigh…the perils of the infamous “TO DO” list!....and do we ever include: No 10. Make time for me, on that list, or No 11. Stop to have tea with the children (or myself)??? So I made my list today, of everything I had accomplished, and this actually also gave me the time I needed to reflect on how grateful I am that I had been able to achieve all of it, be it physically, emotionally or financially. I also realized through some of it, how much good has come my way this year, and how even the things I didn’t get, worked out to my advantage….
I love that saying…”Life is what happens, when you’re making other plans”….so my interpretation of that is, don’t lose sight of all the good stuff here and now, whilst planning all the stuff that still needs to be done…
The photies above are of my daughter’s room make-over for her birthday, which has just been ticked off my “to do” list – at last.