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    Posted on October 11th, 2010 Pam No comments

    “The task at hand will expand to fill the time allowed.

    –Janet George, Hunter / Jumper Judge

  • To Do — Or Not To Do

    Posted on June 7th, 2010 Pam 1 comment

    Okay, so in case you didn’t know, I am a procrastinator. Surprised? Surprised because I am a procrastinator, or that I just admitted it to the world?

    I am a person that makes lists. I have lists for everything, but have a hard time ever completing them. I usually end up with a huge list with so many things on it, that it becomes overwhelming. Then I start another list, it starts out small, but soon grows out of control again.

    So I just started this new ‘to do’ list technique today. It looks good on paper, I hope it works. I divide the list into three parts.
    1) Must do
    2) Should do
    3) Fun to do

    I try to have at least three things listed in each category, but not more than five. If I have more than five, I list the extras on a separate sheet of paper. Each item not finished, goes into the next day’s list.

    The reason this should work is because the list is divided into three parts, making the list not so overwhelming. When the list is divided into three parts it is like three small lists.

    Now the hard part, actually doing all of the items on the list each day.
    I’ll let you know how it goes.

    One more tip: ‘Do one more thing’. Before going to bed, finish one more thing. I try to do things like get clothes ready for the next day, plan a meal, make a phone call, pay bills or prepare my next list. There are tons of small things to do to make the next day a little less stressful.

  • How to spend a day

    Posted on April 6th, 2010 Pam 1 comment

    If you only had one more day to live, how would you spend it?

    Would you go to work as usual? NOT !!!!!!
    Would you watch TV or DVR? NOT !!!!!!
    Would you go shopping? NOT !!!!!!

    Would you spend time getting your finances in order? Something you should have done long ago.
    Would you spend time doing all the projects you have been putting off for years?
    Would you spend all your money before it’s too late?

    Would you spend time with family and friends?
    Would you spend time reflecting on your life?
    Would you spend time doing something for someone else?

    Will you live this day like it was your last?
    Will you FILL this day full of productive things?

    What will you do today ?????

  • Home Improvements or Making the World a Better Place

    Posted on March 28th, 2010 Pam 3 comments

    I guess today is my day to view life from a philosophical standpoint. What is your philosophy about life in general? Does your philosophy change you and make the world a better place too?

    My Dad would say, “Live your life so when you look back, you have no regrets”.
    My Dad said this a week before he passed away. He said “I have lived a good life, I wouldn’t change a thing. I have no regrets, now enough’s enough”.

    My Dad would also say, “Make hay while the sun shines Nellie”. This means to bale the hay when it is dry enough to bale. If you wait, it may get rained on or ruined. In other words, take advantage of the situation when the time is right.

    My Mother would say, “Clean up your own door-yard first”.
    She usually said this when I complained about something someone else was doing that I didn’t like. It is so easy to see someone else’s mistakes, not noticing our own.

    Another thing my Mother would always say is, “Take advantage of your opportunities”. Sometimes I wouldn’t notice when something was good for me or it didn’t seem like something I would want to do. She would remind me that it was a ‘good’ thing and I should take advantage of it.

    I would like to add, “You are a part of all you meet, so make sure you take advantage of everyone you talk to each day. Learn something from everyone you meet, be interested in them, ask questions of them.

    It is surprising how much you will learn if you do this. You already know what YOU know, take advantage of opportunities to learn from others.

    And, do something for someone, for nothing, every day. Devin and Julie talk about someone they help each day. I think the world would be a much better place if everyone would do something for someone else every day.

  • Thoughts to Think About

    Posted on January 19th, 2010 Pam No comments

    There is more to life than increasing its speed.

  • Thoughts to Think About

    Posted on January 1st, 2010 Pam No comments

    Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
    –Benjamin Franklin