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!