When I forgot to collect the dry cleaning the other week, Johnny, who clearly believes his Mother could use some 7 year old wisdom, said to me in his very finest 'I am trying to be patient and understanding with you' tone: "What you need to do is make a list".
Hmm - perhaps he had a point. So I made one. And I've even ticked off the things on it.
I think it's because when you are CEO of the house, the list is endless. I could tick and tick and tick and still the next day there would be a pile of things to do. Some, exactly the same as the ones you did yesterday. And it makes me feel as if I am getting nowhere.
And then I came across the idea of a Thimble List. The total antithesis of a bucket list, a thimble list is a list of very small ways to savor life. And I may just go and erase that to do list and write one full of the teeny things that are going to make me happy today.
- Listen to Johnny's music concert
- Eat a slice of banana bread
- Put on some happy shoes
- Know that I don't have to cook supper tonight
What's on your thimble list?