I've been making a lot of lists lately. Ok, I've always been a list maker - but they seem much more present of late...
It doesn't necessarily matter if the items get checked off - the list mostly helps to remind me of what is and so all the things don't swirl around and harrass me in my brain.
I have recently begun to title them "What to do" as opposed to just To-Do list. It helps me just answer the question "now what is it I'm supposed to take care of?"
These lists also tend to get rather embellished, especially if they're work related.
But sometimes they're just helpful to look at so much later and say ... oh yes, back to that now that I have space and time.
And then there are "what to do " messages that are just delivered in to my visual world...gentle reminders to appreciate all that is this miraculous world and life.
I love these "what to do" sticks on the garden fence at Dorris Ranch.
And then sometimes when I'm going through the old lists, I find important messages that I put there for myself and they're redelivered by my opening the page...
They make me stop, remember, think, smile...
And remember that the list isn't everything; that the things on it will happen in due time; and that deep breathing, smiling, drawing, a good nights sleep, dear friendships, and a giggle or a snuggle are really what it's all about.