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.

    Thursday, January 06, 2005

    Day one is almost over...

    Well, I completed one whole day of not berating or yelling at anyone. I didn't yell, even once! Around 7:00, I got very, very tired and cranky, and I came as close as I dared to losing my temper, but I did NOT do it.

    I wasn't sarcastic towards my dad (who lives with me) even once. I was sorely tempted, though.

    I tried one new recipe today, which was a crock pot chicken thang, and it was alright, but I probably won't make it again.

    I woke up and spent my first half hour reading Job. Very interesting. I'll probably write about this on Today's Lessons.

    And even though we have Dr. Pepper in the house, I passed it by and had water with my lunch. Wow.

    In other news, my 15-year-old daughter, Bard, has created her own 101 in 1,001 list. I'll post it when she's done.