Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Hello, my name is Heather, and I'm a listaholic.
There, I admitted it. I'm addicted to lists.
In my head, on paper, on my Google home page, on a white board. Especially on a white board.
I've even been known to do a chore that's NOT on my list, then write it down and cross it off.
Sick, I know.
But see, here's the thing: as a mom, and a homeschooling mom at that, much of my work is never done.
Wake, dress, feed, school, drive, clean, love, hug, read, sleep. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
And my lists? They take me to that Happy Place. You know, the "Hey! I did something!" place.
I even have one dear friend whose husband gave her great advice; instead of focusing on what you didn't get done in your day, focus on what you did accomplish. Even if it's along the lines of, "changed 6 stinky diapers" or "trained 5-year old not to talk with mouth full".
The biggest danger for me, however, is making an idol out of My List. Putting My List ahead of the people in my life. The precious souls that God has given to me, to impact for His glory, to love in His name. I'm constantly tempted to focus on the "things" that need doing and not the people who need loving.
So now, if you'll excuse me. . . . I have a 5-year old who would really like to hear a story.
And besides. . . . . .
(Blogging is not on my list!!!)