Monday, January 03, 2011

I Resolve...

Every year I create a unique to-do list. Here's a 2010 version:

. Visit a friend who moved away.
. Splash in an ocean.
. Donate my used technology to charity.
. Plant something I can eat and watch it grow.
. Read a book on improving marital communication.
. Write regularly to the child we support through Compassion International.
. Read aloud to a friend.
. Listen to my daughter's favorite CD and memorize the lyrics.
. Choose one book from the best-seller list and read it (I'm thinking one of The Girl with the Dragon...books).
. Choose one classic and read it. (Can you believe I still have not read To Kill a Mockingbird?)
. Learn a new skill. This year I want to learn how to do video in InDesign.
. Master a complex recipe.
. Write a letter to a public official saying something nice.
. Clean my closets and donate last year's (decade's?) fashions to benefit a homeless shelter.
. Shop at a Farmer's Market. Give the local folks a chance.
. Donate to a library some books I'm not using.
. Collect/sew pillowcases for the homeless shelter.
. Give old eyeglasses to a Kiwanis club that will redistribute them to the needy.
. Befriend someone who thinks totally differently from me. Ask lots of questions and really listen. Try hard to understand.
. Allow myself to change my mind on something.
. Read a book (or listen on tape) on the history of something like the history of Tuscany--something about which I know little to nothing.
. Park at the far end of the parking lot and walk.
. Take a meal to someone in need. Not a close friend--someone who will be truly surprised.
. Memorize a poem. Dr. Seuss might be fun.

What about you? What would you add?


Monkey Momma said...

What an awesome idea! I might just lift a few of these!

(Can you believe I still have not read To Kill a Mockingbird?)


You must!

Sandi said...

I sincerely hope you will lift liberally. And feel free to add some I should consider. :)