I was going through some of the many lists I have been making for a long while already.
To my surprise, most of the things on the list of “Things to Do” I realized I have accomplished. This always happens.
In my “Dreams” list (remember I do not like the name of a “bucket” list), even that one, I have accomplished most of the things, but I keep on adding to that list on, let’s say, a weekly basis. Once a dream gets accomplished, a new one needs to replace that one. Besides, sometimes our dreams of six months ago, become obsolete, because we are changing and growing intellectually on a daily basis.
One thing leads to another. Learning French…I am considering the possibility of going to France to stay there for maybe six months. That’s not that far-fetched anymore, because we are becoming an international village. A friend of mine just returned from Germany, and she told me she is going to sell her home, rent a smaller apartment and go to Germany and stay there for six months of the year. She has relatives there, so there is a powerful reason. Maybe that will become an opportunity for me to go and visit with her and get to know another European country. Need to travel while I can move my legs and my arms and go to the bathroom when I want, not when it happens on you. You know what I mean. Things happen.
Well, the power of lists is like listing your dreams and objectives and watching them happen. But there’s a secret to that. You must read your list on a daily basis, so your neurons remember to scan anything and everything related to your dream and make it more obvious to you. Sometimes we miss a lot, because we are not focusing on anything in particular. Thereby lies the power of making lists. And of course, you need to take action!
So…it was today…20 September, 2011…a day of checking my “Dreams and To Do” lists.
Your Happy Contessa
“I’m making a list of things I must say for politeness, and goodness and kindness and gentleness, sweetness and rightness:
How are you?
If you know some that I’ve forgot,
Please stick them in your eye!”
From “Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein, American writer, poet, singer, screenwriter, cartoonist and author of children’s books. 25 September, 1930 – 10 May, 1999.