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Daily Joys and Simple Pleasures

write your own story.jpgAmy has participated in numbers of my Focus Phrase processes.  We tease that we are “sisters of different misters,” because we have so many viewpoints common to each other.  She recently sent me a gift of a paperweight that bosses me every day to, “Write my own story.”

These days I could go a little out of bounds in my daily game – I have so many delightful projects from which to choose!  I’m helping myself avoid the delicious bowl of distractions that presents itself to me every day.   Next to Amy’s gift I place my daily priorities – each written on their own card.  If I don’t complete the particular task I mark what I have done and put it back in the bowl of bountiful opportunities for another day.  If I DO finish it I happily walk it to my rapidly filling up “bag of finished stuff.”  I feel so blasted efficient when I drop that finished task in the bag!  I hold a little celebration and then get right back to the next thing.  Some days distractions are welcome guests.  Other days, such as these days, they are dastardly unwelcome callers.  Reminding myself that I alone am in charge of how I write the story of my day is helping me have joy in my many tasks.
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