What Have YOU Always Wanted to Do?

  • How many times have you seen someone playing the guitar or piano and said, "I've always wanted to play the piano?"
  • How many times have you thought, "I should read through the Bible," or "I should watch the sun rise more often?"
  • How many times have you thought, "I should really keep in touch with Aunt Ruby?"

  • I think those thoughts often. So when I saw the concept of 101 in 1,001, I was intrigued. Yeah, I have to admit it--I'm a list-maker. I make lists about what I want to buy at the grocery store, what I want to get accomplished before a big event, or what I want to name my next child. Lists are--well, they make me feel like I'm prepared, and as I mark off each item, they make me feel like I've accomplished something. So, I've decided to make my list of 101 things that I want to accomplish within the next 1,001 days.

    So...what have YOU always wanted to do?

    What Is 101 in 1001?

    I recently read about a project where you make a list of specific goals and give yourself a specific time to complete those goals. the idea, as well as the person's list that I read, was very inspiring. I decided to make a list of my own...

    And I have to complete my list.

    Friday, January 14, 2005

    #18 Complete! Stop being sarcastic...

    This one was a lot harder than I thought. I had a goal to stop being sarcastic towards my dad for one week. It was amazing to me that the very first time I spoke to him after I committed to this goal, I had to bite my tongue to keep from making a sarcastic comment! I guess I have fallen into a very bad pattern of communication with him.

    Another reason that it was so much harder than I thought it would be was that the kinder I was to him, the more he taunted me. It was during the week of my attempt at not being sarcastic that he made a negative comment about my weight for the first time in my whole life. I handled it by responding straight on that I didn't think it was funny, and that it hurt my feelings. He didn't even respond, just walked away and "hid," which is his coping mechanism.

    I'm amazed that I made it. I hope to continue this for another week.