Today, twice, I heard mention of lists. The first was on NPR and it was in reference to songs–that some songs are done in the style of a list. A song like our favorite Christmas carol: Five golden Rings is an example of a ‘list’ song. The second mention of lists was at church today when the minister mentioned how this time of year was made up particularly of list making. We make lists of whom to send cards to, who to give gifts to, where to buy what, what needs to be baked..well, you get the idea.
To me, when events happen like this, it’s not random. It seems very serendipitous to me that these two events occurred. Maybe they are telling me it’s time for me to make a list too! And so I shall.
Things I would like soon:
To be more like my dog, resting and being peaceful whenever I’m not eating, going to the bathroom, playing or loving those around me.
I would like go to work and keep the attitude of patience I leave the house with despite becoming frustrated with all the things that come at me during the day.
Remembering my daughters when they were young and loving and keep that in my heart when they are disappointing and forget me on important days or even on not so important days.
To continue to give and be kind to those close to me even when they may not do the same back because it is always better to give than to receive anyway.
Never forget to keep my heart open to new opportunities for love, work, people and places because it may be just around the corner that the miracle may occur.
To stay committed to the environment even when it’s easy to be lazy and consider new ways to help more than I do now.
Keep focusing on my health, my body, my soul, my intellect even when others challenge me and try to make me feel my way of thinking is odd or not main stream.
Work harder on standing up and speaking out for justice, prejudice, equality, freedom, poverty and try to actively DO MORE!
And to dive into my heart and spread laughter, kindness, friendship and always walk within my beliefs, ethics and moral standards that all people deserve to live in peace and happiness.
These things I would like soon