Making Lists of What You Won’t and Will Miss
Somedays they litter my house, car, and purse like crumpled peanut bags at the Ballpark.
I love making lists.
A list gets stuff out of my head and into the world where I can quit ‘feeling’ it floating between my synapses, and worrying my neurons about the hows and whens of Getting Things Done.
Today I came across a post on a newly discovered blog.
Dated several years ago, it’s a list made by Nora Ephron that she included in her last book, I Remember Nothing.
You’ll sense the sadness of somebody who knows she’s seriously ill, but the lists are funny and TRUE.
The simple things,
the everyday joys are the things of her Will Miss List.
What would be on your lists?
What will you miss?
What won’t you miss?
As a Christian I’d say I won’t miss any of this life, but that’s not the point of the lists really.
At least not for me.
The Will Miss List is a way to count my blessings.
The Will Not Miss List is a way to examine the little things that are poking holes in my joy.
What’s on that list that can be changed?
It’s Sunday, so go out on the porch, or patio and make a list or two.
Count up your blessings and thank God for each one.
Tell someone on your list that you love and cherish them.
Examine the little joy-stealers eating away at the corners of your happiness.
Can you nip a few in the bud?
How, what would you have to do to kick it out of your life?
Then do it.
From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.
You can see Nora’s lists here. What I Won’t and Will Miss.