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List Maker

I'm a list maker by nature. There's something very gratifying about knowing I have everything I need to remember written down so that I don't forget it.  And it's even more gratifying when I get to scratch it off after completion.

Most of my lists center around the obvious: the today's errands, what to buy at the grocery store, things to pack for a trip, etc.  But sometimes I wonder if I need reminders of those things that are so blatantly obvious that I often look them over.

On our 10 hour drive back from Dallas, Jon and I listened to a good bit of NPR (something about people talking to me helps my trip go by faster).  Anyway, on one of the shows, they were talking about selling items that used to belong to famous musicians.  One of those items was a "to do" written by Johnny Cash.  I could only remember a few of the things they mentioned on the list so I did a Goggle search for it (what would do we do without Google?) and here's it is:


When I heard the reading of items over my car speakers, I smiled.  I love that Johnny made kissing his wife, June, so much of a priority that he went to the trouble to write it down.  It made me wonder how often I forget the most important things.  Perhaps I need to start adding them to my list.  In a world full of hustle and bustle (especially during the holidays), it becomes so easy to forget to sit back for a minute and be reminded of all that truly matters.

So in honor of that, here's my new "to do" list for today:
1.  Thank God for the day and all of the many blessings I take for granted on each one
2.  Go for a run with Jon
3.  Get a shower
4.  Run Errands
5.  Meet friends for crafting and dinner
6.  Laugh
7.  Give Jon a kiss and hug goodnight and tell him I love him (this happens every night anyway)
8.  Thank God for this day and all of my blessings

Perhaps I'll begin to appreciate my days more if I start and end them with remembrance of how fortunate I am to be so undeserving.

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