views from my kitchen window
I transcribed it from a time management cassette from the library but, alas, didn’t credit the speaker.
Someone I could get feeling pretty ugly smug on the rare, spectacular day in which I could check several off.
Puffed up. Yay me, ain’t I grand?
I don’t think checklists are the best thing for my spiritual health. I get sucked into performance-based living.
Checklists are great for groceries, though.
How could you argue with these good things? Perhaps it’s the aggregate that makes the list daunting. OR, perhaps I’m just a crank. Hmmm.
1. Did I tell someone I love them?
2. Did I compliment someone on his work?
3. Did I read a book?
4. Did I increase my skill?
5. Did I do something for good health?
6. Am I closer to my goal than when I woke up this a.m.?
7. Did I do anything tough or challenging?
8. Did I do something just for joy?
9. Have I taken time to reflect?
10. Have I planned the day tomorrow?
We are preparing to party. Huge wedding coming up. I cry at weddings. The older the bride or groom, the more I cry tears of joy at the kindness of God. It really is too wonderful. I have a checklist, don’t ya know, of specific friends who are waiting to make the walk up the aisle. I pray in faith that God will put a check mark next to some of those names this coming year.
to hear a little song,
read a good poem,
see a fine picture,
and if it were possible,
to speak a few reasonable words.