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, March 25, 2005

    Sometimes it's difficult!

    I'm surprised how difficult some of these are. For instance, can you believe it's difficult to remember to hug my kids every morning and every night?

    Or to write in their journals?

    Or to have a family meeting or Bible study or visit a church?

    I haven't walked to the mailbox ONE TIME since I started this!

    It's funny how we procrastinate about certain things. There are some things that I haven't had a problem doing, like the bigger things. Tackle 'em, get 'em done. But the things that have to become a habit, well...those are so much more difficult.

    Now that I've established a few habits, I should try to pick up a couple more of these goals.

    I'm encouraged by what I've finished so far, though.