Thursday, July 25, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
- The Joy Dare Collection
- 25 for Sanity Manifesto
- 100 Days Calendar
I'm going to share the three things I have chosen to work on every day for the next 100 days (that's Tuesday, 23 July, 2013 to 31 October, 2013):
- 5 minutes with God. Yeah, I know 5 minutes is no time at all. But I've noticed in the past, when I say 1/2 hour or an hour, that when I slip up, I tend to give up. Anyone can find 5 minutes in a day, even me! I've already done that and more today so far, and wow...you can pack a LOT of inspiration into a paltry five minutes!
- Keep my dishes washed and my kitchen counters clean. It's not like I mean there can n-e-v-e-r be any speck of dust on them. I'd just like them to look presentable at least once a day. So far, that one;s working out well too. Since we live in an older house, there is no dishwashing machine (unless you count me)!
- Write something of value for someone else each day. I thought at first that might be a lot of pressure, given that my blog posts have been few and far between at times. But writing something each day is not the same as publishing a blog post every day. If that happens - great; if not - no big deal. What I write will come out when its time comes. My idea with this practice is to write every day and to remember why I'm doing it ... to benefit other people (or animals, etc etc etc).
My list of 3 things for the Joy Dare today?
- We have a gift of a tall black walnut tree in our side yard. We'll probably get a 5 gallon bucket of walnuts when all is said and done this year. Through the summer the "fruit" will begin to fall off the tree (of its own accord), we'll gather them up and put them in the turn around so that cars can crush the fleshy part off without us staining our hands dark brown). This does not harm the nut, because they are as rocks!
- We have a glift of tiny baby plantlets, that will eventually find their way to our dinner table to nourish and strengthen us.
- We have a gift of my brother, who is about 2000 miles away in Salt Lake City. He is two years older than I am, and my only sibling. He is a brilliant pianist (really!) and had most of our mother's care during the waning years of her life.
So, tell me, what is a "gift" you have received?