Thursday, June 14, 2012

Words of Wisdom for Thursday

Just do it! 

The piece from Cody
Yep, what the Nike ad says. Sometimes when you've had something on your to-do list for weeks, something you've been dreading doing...the best thing is to just do it!

I started the week with a pile of papers to file, a bunch of computer files to get organized and cleaned up. I keep a Word document of all the articles that go into the paper (I'll admit I'm a little compulsive about keeping the documents "just in case...)  and this comes to 40 or 50 documents a month...and it's hard to find a particular one when they're in no particular order in my documents.

I also had some catch-up things to do for the paper; I keep a list of articles I use every month to be sure I cover a variety of topics, and I also keep a list of writers who have given me permission to reprint their articles.

The one from Morgan
It's easy to put off these tasks; I don't "need" to do them, but when they're done and caught up it makes the process of getting the paper ready a lot easier. On Monday I was ready to tackle these tasks, planning to spend all day Monday and most of Tuesday to complete them.

My (fairly) neat desk...with
the art pieces above the
bulletin board where I see
them all the time. 
Imagine my surprise when they were all done by late Monday afternoon...and I'd even had time to clear off my bulletin board and hang up the really neat art pieces Cody and Morgan had given me for Mother's Day! I'm sure putting the paper together next week will go MUCH faster...and I've renewed my resolve to "just do it" when faced with those nagging tasks.

What nagging task are YOU going to do today or tomorrow?

"You'll never regret doing a workout"

These words of wisdom are from my sister Becky (Happy Birthday, Becky!) who has inspired me with her commitment to working out. I really didn't feel like running today and could have found plenty of reasons not to...but I remembered Becky's words and did go for a (very slow!) run. I don't know if I feel better now...but I do have the satisfaction of knowing that even if I don't accomplish much today, I did work out! 

And most importantly, words from our Father: 

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9 

What words of wisdom would you like to share today? 

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