To Do Every Day

So, my friend Alex posted this article from a guy who made a “to do every day” list.  Not a task-y list of specific chores or work duties to accomplish, but instead a list of stuff that is so important to you that you do all of it every day.  Then two of my friends made lists like that – you can find them here and here.  I commented that I would make one too.

It was hard to make this list.  I wasn’t sure any two days could be similar enough for me to have a list that was more than one item.  In the end I took my time, but I did it.  Here they are:

This one may be a little cheesy, but I want to make sure that I take time every day to enjoy the awesome relationship that I have and to make sure that Adam knows how I feel.  This could be anything, really, I just want him to know what he means to me.

I am going to try to notice the great stuff that is already all around me.  I don’t want to take stuff (most especially people) for granted.

Don’t let the picture fool you I don’t only mean lucky to have been in Mexico (although that was super cool).  What I mean is more like this (a wonderfully written piece from 1000 Awesome Things).  I can’t help crying when I read that!  I have been able to grasp the tremendous-ness of our being once in a while, but I want to try to slow down and remember it more often.  I also liken it to that awe you feel when you visit a historic place.  When you realize who had once been standing where you are right then.  Or in some cases, who had been playing a great game of “hip-ball” in the court where you are standing.

Although this may turn out literally sometimes, I mean it in a bigger sense.  I am fortunate to have a job that (when you boil it down) makes me a helper.  I want to make sure I get to do this in and out of work, at least a little every day.  Selfishly, I get great pleasure from helping others and I love to make people happy!

Speaking of making people happy – I love to laugh.  I want to make sure I get to do that every day.  Most of all I love making other people laugh.

I want to try to take a picture every day.  It is very easy now, what with ever present cell phones and all.  I find great joy in photography (and keeping the memories I capture) and I don’t want to let the opportunities pass me by.  To me, photography is a language.

It is impossible to have a picture containing everyone that is important to me, but you know who you are!  I want to make sure, even if it is in a small way, that you do know it.  It may be through facebook or other social media, a game of draw this or on Xbox Live, a text, a chat, a visit.  I think about those I love every day and I want them to know that they matter.

Ok, friends, that is my list.  What is yours?  If you post one please share it!


5 thoughts on “To Do Every Day

      1. Haha, that’s a great article! I love Astronomy : )
        I do find some comfort in the fact that I am the very best nature has to offer.
        It did remind me that I am very lucky. Very, very lucky.

        Though I feel a little bad for nature, for having such lousy choices to pick from ;P
        Thanks for that!

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