Thursday, July 07, 2005

Lists

Ten Things To Do Before Monday:

1. Hug an old friend.
2. Control my breathing.
3. Sing Loudly.
4. Finish The Historian.
5. Work on my golf swing.
6. Smell sage brush.
7. Write something.
8. Budget.
9. Play a game with my wife.
10. Win a shooting tournament.

I guess the act of making the list itself sort of makes me feel valuable. Actually planning to do something (whether it gets done or not) makes me feel better than not planning at all. We need expectations, and we need to define them ourselves. We need to teach one another how to do this, and why it is important. My wife is a compulsive list-maker. I think it empowers her. She will teach our future children how to make a real good list. In fact, I'll make sure she puts that on her list.

1 comment:

Krysta said...

Well, you could tackle a few at the same time and kill two birds with one stone. You could play Monopoly, (Play a Game with the Wife) while Budgetting your spending, and sing loudly whenever you pass go...