Friday, June 8, 2012

TO DO lists vs. TO BE lists

My husband asked a very interesting question today at breakfast
Do you ever have a day without a TO DO list where you can just BE?
I don't think I do, but when I sunbathe after my water aerobics class
I just veg. out and relax, also in the afternoons I sometimes nap.

I'm loosing track of real priorities as I rush about putting out fires.
I've been volunteering with a new church calling in family history
to  help others with their genealogy. Trying to build their confidence
in using their computer and the Internet to discover their ancestors.

I'm finding that using the time to help others helps me to be more
charitable, focused less on self-my TO DO lists while serving others.
Trying to turn their hearts to their fathers as they search for them.
It's a good feeling and more valuable than checking off: vacuuming.

What are some TO BE things you'd like to accomplish with your time? 
I'd want to be a better LISTENER-validating other's self esteem, to
reach out and connect, build friendships and enjoy my life now today.
Not worrying about future challenges, because that is in God's hands.

How about you?

1 comment:

SandyCarlson said...

Some folks are better than others at just plain chilling out. I am not one of them. There's always something to do. I am fortunate enough to know a few folks who excel at doing nothing and take me for the ride once in a while!