Balancing Our Priorities

Sunday, February 17, 2013

As I was thinking about what I needed to do in the coming week, I decided that it would be my best bet to make a list of both things that I had to “worry” about and then a list of all the good things. I planned to call this a “weekly planning list”. I would start with the worry list first. I thought that this would be the way to go because it would be the longest but easiest....after all I did visit the oncologist and the results were not good.... So I started to write but nothing would come. So I decided to . . . .

And to make the list of what went right because when I look into the mirror I do want to see the good. . . . not the bad!

SO I started on my “happy” list. And I wrote it down!!!! All without recognizing just how great my week has been.

Being loved.  
Laughing so hard your face hurts. 
A hot shower. 
No lines at the supermarket. 
A special glance. 
Getting email. 
Taking a drive on a country road. 
Hearing your favorite song on the radio. 
Lying in bed listening to the rain outside. 
Hot towels fresh out of the dryer. 
A bubble bath. 
A good conversation. 
Running through sprinklers. 
Laughing for absolutely no reason at all. 
Having someone tell you that you're beautiful/good looking. 
Laughing at an inside joke. 
Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you. 
Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep. 
Making new friends or spending time with old ones. 
Playing with a new kitten. 
Having someone play with your hair. 
Sweet dreams. 
Hot coffee. 
Road trips with friends. 
Swinging on swings. 
Making eye contact with a cute stranger. 
Making chocolate chip cookies (for others...!). 
Sending your friends heartfelt wishes. 
Having your friends send their heartfelt wishes. 
Holding hands with someone you care about. 
Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change. 
Watching the expression on someone's face as they receive a much-needed word from you. 
Watching the sunrise. 
Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day. 
Knowing that somebody misses you. 
Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply. 
Knowing you've done the right thing, no matter what other people think.

OH my! How little did I realize!

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    How beautiful! emoticon

    I am sorry about your bad news. Keep up your excellent outlook and no matter what happens, you will make it. It was Bernie Siegel, MD, (the cancer doctor who founded ECaP) who said, "We are all going to die. What's important is how you life your life." So, you go girl!! You can do it and you will. emoticon

    Love, Chelsea

    1947 days ago
    Beautiful blog thanks so much for sharing your list. I need to start making on of those to. I love the butterfly with the flowers. emoticon
    1948 days ago
    Makes me wonder what slips under my radar... So many beautiful things you've listed! emoticon emoticon
    1950 days ago
    Love your positive list. I often do this also but not a worry list. I have worked long and hard on giving my worries to God trusting in Him to see me through giving me the strength I need. You are such a sweetie girlfriend. Have a wonderful week!
    1950 days ago
    What a wonderful list. You are such a motivator and a huge inspiration to me and I know so many here on Spark. Thanks for being emoticon you.
    1950 days ago
    This was such a beautiful blog. We so easily glance over all the joyful things that happen in our lives and focus on the negative. I am going to try to make a list like this once a week. Thank you! emoticon
    1950 days ago
    loved it I'm going to try it, thanks
    1950 days ago
    Very cool! I could feel myself getting happy just reading your list. There is so much in this life that is good! I have so many reasons to be grateful! Thank you for sharing your list! emoticon
    1950 days ago
  • LYNNA1968
    Great blog!!! Maybe you shouldn't even write the worry list, just keep this list. LOL there will always be something to worry about and you won't forget them so why make it a priority? Keep happy, smiling and positive!!!
    1950 days ago
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