Monday, January 07, 2008

Monday, 07 January 2008 - List of important things to do

Dear God:

Today, I am thankful for a list of important things to do. It's the familiar list that circulates on the Internet from time to time. Recently, a friend sent it to me. I read the list again, several times in fact. For whatever reason, its simplicity and practicality make more sense than ever. This year, it is one of the checklists that will guide my decisions and actions.

TODAY - Mend a quarrel. Search out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a love letter. Share some treasure. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in a word or deed.
TODAY - Keep a promise. Find the time. Forego a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Apologize if you were wrong. Try to understand. Flout envy. Examine your demand on others. Think first of someone else. Appreciate, be kind, be gentle. Laugh a little more.
TODAY - Deserve confidence. Take up arms against malice. Decry complacency. Express your gratitude. Worship your God. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak it again. Speak it still again. Speak it still once again.

For this blessing, I am grateful.


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