Saturday, December 11, 2010

Things I Don't Need

December 11 – 11 Things What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life? (Author: Sam Davidson)
First of all, let me say that I have given myself permission not to follow these prompts exactly so I only have five things! I am sure there are more but I have not thought of them yet. I will continue to think about this theme of what I don't need in 2011.

I don't need any more:
  1. superfluous calories
  2. grief over things that are past and can't be changed
  3. self-pity
  4. need no more clutter
  5. heartache over son's choices/problems
Elimination process:
  1. pay more attention to what I eat, recommit to my health, and life
  2. stay mindful, remember that "NOW" is all I have and God's mercies are new every morning
  3. focus on what I can be grateful for, help others
  4. take one step at a time, work steady and persistently
  5. see # 2
How will elimination change anything?:
  1. I will feel better, I will literally add years to my life
  2. I will have more peace
  3. I be less "weighed down", self-pity is heavy
  4. My whole family will feel better
  5. See # 2


Don't just sit there staring, say something!