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Gratitude Letter Writing Project

I like to take chunks of time where I express my gratitude on my blog. I typically pick the months of July and November.  Sometimes I write a list of items according to the date. I.e. On July 5th I wrote 5 items that made me feel grateful. On July 20th, I listed 20 items, etc.  Another month I posted a daily picture and wrote a little bit about why I was grateful for what was pictured.

I will write at least 36 letters to different people expressing my gratitude and I will take as long as it takes. Because I am grateful to them, I want to specifically encourage them.  I also want to pray for them on that day as well.

NOTE: I started this project in November, 2011 and didn’t finish. Now I intend to finish this Gratitude Project whenever I finish it. No more pressure – just lots of gratitude.

Below are my ideas. As I write a letter, I will hotlink the idea and write a short post on the who and why I am grateful. I will also say how I encouraged them. If I think of more ideas, or if you give me an idea, I will add them to the list.

After the jump is my list of letter recipients. To view it click on 
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Follow the Bubble When You Are in Trouble

“Follow the Bubble When You Are in Trouble.”

That’s the questionable advice I received 45 years ago. My novice dive partner and I were strapping on our scuba gear for our first ocean dive in the Gulf of Galveston, Texas, when the dive master announced those last instructions.

Kevin, my partner, and I were 15 years old. We felt quite prepared to explore a sunken ship in the Gulf along with three other diving pairs.

We held hands (quite happily – as instructed). With the other hand we nudged each other to point out various plants, sea life, and barnacle groupings growing on the submerged, shadow-swallowed ship.

It got dark – fast! The further in we swam, the harder it was to see the fauna, fish, or people. Kevin and I managed to safely squeeze past the weird, sharp, broken architecture that led us to the vessel’s  belly. We were the sole occupants of this skeletal space.

All too soon our dive watches beeped, alerting us that it was time to end our underwater sightseeing tour.  It was then we realized our predicament: Which way was out?

We had three problems.
  1. It was dark and our perception of up and down was distorted.
  2. Kevin and I had different ideas of which way to go. He pulled one way and I pulled the other.
  3. We couldn’t see any other members of the dive club. We were on our own.

Panic filled my stomach, and thoughts of death filled my head.

Then I remembered the questionable advice, “Follow the Bubble When You Are in Trouble.”

I gestured toward the bubbles streaming away from our dive masks. Kevin immediately understood what I meant. We both stopped struggling.

We watched the bubbles. Then we followed their path. Soon this path led us out of the interior of our temporary jail and led us into the sunlight and welcoming air.

As long as Kevin and I pursued our own thoughts, we stayed lost. There was a way that seemed right, but it wasn’t. When Kevin and I heeded the dive master’s advice, we were able to find the right path to safety.

This reminds me of Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek God’s will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.

We are to obey God’s advice even when it doesn’t make sense and even when it isn’t easy to do. Trusting God enough to follow His path, is always the right path to follow.

Are you in trouble or in need of direction? Are you confused, following this bit of advice and then that bit, getting no where? Are you struggling to find safety and freedom from your “jail”?

Then “Follow the Bubble.” God’s Word, His character, etc* will show you the right path to take to “freedom.”

*Related Posts: Go to these links to read . . .

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Pre-Thanksgiving Week Praise

Another opportunity to share God's blessings.One more week until the “official” Thanksgiving Day 2011 is here. But thanks to Susanne from Living to Tell the Story, every Friday is “thanks-giving” day. To share your list of five blessings link up here or leave a message on this post.

Here are my fave blessings from the week just passed.

1. Healing. Yep, I am healing again and doing quite well. This time from a spider bite. The injury was about the size of a dime and is on my right shoulder/back. Not sure what kind of spider, but the initial look of the bite freaked me out a bit. I am also grateful for the folks (family and friends) who helped put medicine on my back. Another couple of days and all will look normal.

I won’t post a picture because when I did so on Facebook many were grossed out. It’s funny what others consider gross, I consider interesting.

This soup is amazing! The secret ingredient (apple cider) is a must.

2. Cooked. I SHOCKED my daughter and pleased my sister and her family because I made dinner for them last Sunday night.

Many, many times I go to Sista’s home for Sunday lunch and/or dinner. It felt great to be able to give BACK to them. I made Tortellini Sausage Soup from Kate at Our Best Bites.

In a word? TASTY!

In Kate’s words . . . “This is my go-to meal to take to friends who are sick or sad. I make it for my family when we’re celebrating–I mean, really, there’s no bad time to make this soup and I’ve yet to find someone who doesn’t just about die with happiness when they eat it.”

3. Remodel. The emergency remodel on my bathroom is…

He looks so big but is really the length of a ruler and weighs less than a bag of sugar.

DONE! It was supposed to take 3 days. It was finished in 19. It is good, good, good to be back home. Chip is finally settling back in and not being “freaked-out” dog. (Sigh of relief and gratitude.)

I can’t show you a “finished” photo b/c I have misplaced my camera. But I can show you a photo I took on Monday  (before losing said camera) of Chip amongst the Fall leaves.

4. Teenagers. Last night I had the awesome pleasure of helping out with CNC’s senior high youth group. It was an awesome time for 3 reasons.

The worship was awesome. We sang about 7 songs. The extended praise time was very encouraging to my soul.

The topic was awesome, Deborah from Judges 4-5. I asked the girls what is something from this chapter that is applicable or encouraging.  One gal said, “Well I’m used to being surrounded by strong women, but . . . ” Isn’t that great! She saw the biblical Deborah and many other females in her life as strong!

The girls in our group were awesome. I appreciate their honesty, insight, and spunk. These gals care about God AND others!

5. Writing. For 17 out of 18 days I have written something for my blog. Some have been polished and are posted. Most need polishing. One unpolished writing was accidently published for about 3 seconds before it was unpublished.

At least a dozen tips from Gillian about making and freezing basil pesto

Gillian from Foodie in the Kitch and I have joined forces with hordes of others for the National Blog Writing Month (a.k.a. NaBloWriMo).

Check out Gillian’s latest article on making and freezing basil pesto. How many useful tips can you find in her post? Look at the basil photo caption for my answer.

One of my nieces now has a blog and is excited about writing. She wants to be a journalist and photographer when she grows up. I’d say she’s already a writer!

I am writing today’s FFF because this family writer wrote her own FFF. Of course I had to follow suite.

I was going to skip this week’s FFF because of feeling tired and uninspired. So glad I didn’t give in to feelings. Because the feelings I now have are ones of gratitude!

Some things I’ve written and purposefully posted during NaBloWriMo are as follows: 

Your Turn  . . .  What’s on your thanks-giving list?

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5 Reasons I Love Fall

Each season has its own beauty. Even though the seasons where I live are not always distinct, there is a different feel and function for each one.

While Fall is not my favourite season, I bet if I think hard enough, I can come up with reasons to love the season and to even be grateful for it.
 
Doing this “thinking” exercise is not merely a writing tool. It is a way to enhance my gratitude and my happiness.
 
If you’d like to join this gratitude-thinking exercise, go to Susanne’s blog and link up your post of 5 blessings about Fall or anything from this past week.
 
“It is not happy people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy.” (Quote and a decorating idea with the quote from this website.)
 
 

1. Thankfulness. Of all the seasons, I think Fall reminds me most about being thankful. Harvests, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all point me to the attitude of gratitude. There are events, people, and organizations that I am grateful for because of how they impact the world we all live in. Of course, I am extra grateful to God because of the above.

2. Orange. Right now the colour orange is one of my favourite colours (not to wear though). It is cheery and bold. The colour tends to make me feel invigorated. I love seeing it in Autumn’s nature (mums, squash, oranges, pumpkins, leaves, sunsets).

When I was in high school my room was decorated in orange. My soft-sided luggage was even orange. I was always able to pick it out very quickly when claiming my luggage at the airport.

3. Holidays. I like the official time off and attention dedicated to holidays. They help me make time for expressing gratitude in words and actions and for spending quality time with those I love. The Fall has most of my favourite holidays: Veterans Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.

4. Christmas. Even though Christmas is in the winter season, most of the prep is done in the Fall. I like doing the activities that are a prelude to the actual Christmas Day.

  • I like the card and gift shopping because it is a small way to tell others “thank you” for their presence in my life.
  • I like the events (religious choir/chorale performances, church services, door-to-door singing) that remind me about the Reason for the Season.
  • At these events I often have an opportunity to express my gratitude to God.

5. Food.  The Fall season has the best food of all the seasons. Their tastes, smells, and look all thrill my senses.

  • Pumpkin flavoured and pumpkin pie spiced everything: pie, drinks, soup/stews, and breads to name a few things.
  • There are also the elaborate and countless recipes for cookies, candies, and cakes that get made during this season in preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not only are they are a sensory delight, but I have many wonderful memories of baking with family and friends.
  • And lastly the meats served at this season fill the bill for home-cooked contentment (turkey, roast, honey-baked ham).

I see that I have some deep feelings for the Fall season. I know I could add more items to this list.

Your Turn . . . What are your feelings about Fall? Go ahead and list some of  your favourite things.

This is the 15th post in the “5 Reasons I Love . . .” Series. Go here for the original post which explains how this idea came about. The next post in this series is 5 Reasons I Love Winter.

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101 Ways to Connect with Others

Meeting people happens all the time. But turning those meetings into something more, like friendship, deep friendship, takes work, commitment, and consistency. Deepening friendships require more than just spending time together or having laughs.

Below are 101 ways to connect with others. Read through the list and see which one or two strikes a chord and then do it. Or better yet, read the list with your friend and pick out one or two things you wish s/he would do. Do these types of actions on a regular basis and you will see  your relationships grow.

  1. Learn their love language and use it frequently.
  2. Pray for the friendship
  3. Keep confidences
  4. Never gossip about them
  5. Encourage them every chance you get through words of affirmation
  6. Praise them in front of others
  7. Get to know their dreams.
  8. Listen to their dreams.
  9. Share your dreams with your friend(s).
  10. Help each other accomplish those dreams.
  11. Support them in their dreams by your words and actions.
  12. Call/text/im them just because
  13. Give them your full attention when you are together.
  14.  Make them a personalized gift (CD mix, collection of pertinent quotes, handmade journal for a writer, homemade vanilla for a baker, detail their car, make a favorite meal).
  15. Write a letter telling them how much they mean to you and why. End it with a blessing.
  16. Write a song or poem, or create an art work for them.
  17. Laugh at their jokes.
  18. Listen well to their stories – even though you’ve heard them before
  19. Never demean or criticize them.
  20. Ask for their help.
  21. Ask for their opinion.
  22. Ask for their advice and then take it.
  23. Learn how to handle conflict constructively.
  24. Confront issues that need confronting in a timely manner.
  25. Learn to deal with the issues you will never agree upon.
  26. Have fun together.
  27. Do something spontaneous together.
  28. Do something meaningful together (like volunteer).
  29. Accept them for who they are.
  30. Don’t try to change them.
  31. Have regular contact.
  32. Laugh together.
  33. Cry together.
  34. Challenge growth in each other.
  35. Talk about God, your walk, and how you hope to grow this year.
  36. Tell them when they are wrong – in a gentle manner.
  37. Accept the same input into your own life.
  38. Act like you are on the same team when the relationship is strained.
  39. Believe the best about the other person.
  40. Keep no record of wrongs.
  41. Rejoice in their good fortunes – don’t be jealous.
  42. Root out any angry, bitter, or selfish spirits in your heart.
  43.  Don’t always make it about you. Make it about them.
  44. Always be polite and never rude, especially in front of others.
  45. Don’t act like you are better than them.
  46. Be patient with their growth areas.
  47. Be kind.
  48. Don’t be a braggart.
  49. When you ask for help or share a need, let the other person have the option of giving you a real “no” without it affecting the relationship.
  50. When there is a misunderstanding, give the other person the benefit of the doubt. Believe they didn’t mean you (emotional) harm.
  51. When it is needed, forgive often, and quickly.
  52. Don’t hold past misgivings against them.
  53. Forgive yourself when you make mistakes in the friendship.
  54. Don’t tease or be sarcastic.
  55. Respect their “no.”
  56. Pray with them.
  57. Do new things together.
  58. Take a class or do a sport together.
  59. Develop rituals together.
  60. Talk about everything.
  61. Don’t hide yourself from them.
  62. Be true to your word.
  63. Don’t do anything that will give them reason to doubt your affection or commitment to the relationship.
  64. Work on your shortcomings.
  65. Give them space and time to work on their own shortcomings.
  66. Secretly do one of their chores.
  67. Help them with an item or two on their to-do list.
  68. Give a back rub or shoulder squeeze.
  69. Listen to/read and return their messages in a timely manner.
  70. Share control of the remote.
  71. Share control of the plans.
  72. Be realistic in your expectations of them and the relationship.
  73. Be realistic of expectations for yourself regarding the relationship.
  74. Ask them, “If you could change one thing I do, what would it be?” If it is reasonable, change it.
  75. Travel together.
  76. Ask for forgiveness.
  77. Give gifts they want to receive not what you want to give.
  78. Write love/appreciation notes to each other – or friendship notes if you are not a couple.
  79. Send cards for several months for once a week or until a hard time passes.
  80. Assure them that they will make it through their hard time.
  81. Remind them of their good traits, skills, potential, and lovely features.
  82. Smile at them often.
  83. Look at them with affection.
  84. Be on the lookout for things that will minister to them.
  85. Give them care when they are ill, overwhelmed, too tired, or in crisis.
  86. Don’t expect them to always be happy, upbeat, patient, or in a good mood.
  87. Allow fluctuations in their mood without taking it personally.
  88. Don’t allow yourself to be treated badly (physically, emotionally, or spiritually) on a consistent basis.
  89. Don’t give advise unless asked for it. If you are a parent this is especially hard with adult children.
  90. Have a few secrets together.
  91. Share your past hurts, failures, and triumphs with one another.
  92. Use your manners: please and thank you never go out of style.
  93. Make a photo album documenting some of your life together. Write the captions as a team.
  94. On the person’s next birthday or other significant event, ask people to submit written statements about the person.
  95. Put all the cards the other has given to you in a binder. Periodically read them.
  96. Write an a-z list of the qualities of the other person.
  97. Initiate contact, especially if you hardly ever do.
  98. Pray and ask God for friends.
  99. Eat a meal together – frequently if possible.
  100. Don’t bicker – relate in a harmonious manner.
  101. Plan a future together.
Related Posts . . .
5 Reasons I Love My Support System
15 Things Real Friends Do Differently (from Marc and Angel Hack Life)
Do You Have a Highlight in Your Life?
Get Busy Making Some History With a Friend

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Fall Bucket List (2011)

Living with intention, deepening relationships, growth, fun, and in the moment requires me to be thoughtful and to have a plan. Lists like 101 Things in 1001 Days help me with long-term planning. Seasonal bucket lists help me to break it down into manageable time slots. Also on the bucket lists I can include items I didn’t put on my 101 Things in 1001 Days list.

Fall of 2011 is from Friday, September 23-Wednesday, December 21. Below are the things I hope to do in these 3 months. Some items are from my 101 Things list. Most are additional items. Even though I just posted this list, I have been working on a few of the items since late September.

What would you add to this list?

Activity

  • Celebrate Advent.
  • Celebrate Thanksgiving with the family at the beach.  It was supposed to rain so we decided to celebrate at my daughter’s home in Emeryville instead. 4 friends joined our Mexican themed dinner.
  • Complete 4 Wreck This Journal activities (with niece).
  • Declutter one bookshelf. 
  • Fill a Operation Christmas Child Shoebox.  Filled two.
  • Go on a nature scavenger hunt.
  • Make a wish at 11:11 on November 11, 2011.
  • Plant narcissus bulbs.
  • Trick-or-treat.

Create

  • Create a Fall craft. Made ornaments with the nieces instead. Some ornaments were for the church tree and some were for their own tree at home. Most ornaments were for Elizabeth’s tree.
  • Make a flower barrette with niece.
  • Make an advent wreath.

Food

  • Bake 4 new cookie recipes. 1. Double chocolate cookies made with a cake mix. Too cakey for me. But had a fun time with Em (niece). 2. My daughter and I made gingerbread rim cookies that are egg-, dairy-. and gluten-free. Yummy!
  • Have an outdoor fire with s’mores.   Planned to do this on Thanksgiving at the beach. But since the weather was supposed to be bad, I made a s’mores pie instead.
  • Learn to make a cake roll.
  • Make 2 Fall drinks. (Apple Cider Float and Pumpkin Pie Spice coffee)
  • Make 5 recipes (besides bread and pie) that use pumpkin.
  • Try 2 recipes in church cookbook.
  • Try 2 recipes from the anti-inflammation diet.

Money

  • Pay off my student loans. This might have to be deferred as I am having car issues with the “Check Engine Light.” Deferred! DONE September 2013.

Movies

Music

  • Learn 2 hymns by memory (Thanksgiving theme).

Photography

  • Do a photoshoot – Tell a fall story.
  • Enlarge costume picture.
  • Have a family portrait taken 2011.
  • Transfer vhs movies to dvd format. DONE one June 2013.

Read

  • Finish the books on my FIR list. I read 6 of the books.
  • Read 2 Classics and/or other books on my Kindle.
  • Read  A Christmas Carol and Tale of 2 Cities by Charles Dickens.

Write

Your Turn . . .
  • What are you most excited about for fall?
  • What would you add to your bucket list?

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Home-Made Cool Whip

Out of Cool Whip and don’t have time to run to the store? Did you know there are recipes that are vegan-friendly, have all natural ingredients, are kosher, or are gluten-free?

However, I didn’t want oil in my Cool Whip. Nor did I need a vegan, gluten-free, or kosher option so I kept looking for another alternative. I came across something called stabilized whipped cream.

You can stabilize the whipped heavy cream with a variety of ingredients. These include the following: high quality powdered milk, confectioners sugar, gelatin, a combination of the former ingredients, or with melted marshmallow. (Link is here.) There is even a recipe that adds cream cheese as the stabilizer.

I don’t remember where I found the original recipe. But there are many versions of the one I am sharing. Evidently it is a Wilton recipe.

The recipe I decided to try is below. It turned out tasty and acted just like Cool Whip in the dessert I made.

STABILIZED WHIPPED CREAM
Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon unflavoured gelatin
  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (very cold)
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar (sifted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Combine gelatin and cold water in a small saucepan. Let stand until thick, about 10 minutes.
  2. Put pan on stove and cook on low heat. Stir constantly until gelatin dissolves; about 3 minutes. Do not let mixture boil. The gelatin mixture will melt and look clear and smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly to body temperature.
  3. NOTE. I put the gelatin and cold water in a small dipping bowl. After the mixture thickened I put it into the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until it got to the clear stage. This took about 1.5 minutes. It could take as long as 3 minutes depending on the wattage of your microwave.
  4. Beat the cream, sugar, and vanilla until slightly thickened in a thoroughly chilled bowl using beaters that have also been chilled.
  5. While beating, slowly add gelatin to the whipped cream mixture. Whip at high-speed until it forms stiff peaks.

Makes about two cups.

You can use the above recipes in place of Cool Whip. My home-made version did not weep or break down in the 24 hours it was in the fridge. I don’t know if it lasts longer because it was all eaten within the 24 hours.

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5 November Blessings

Last week had some frustrations (mainly due to the bathroom remodel). But it had even more blessings. If you’d like to share your highlights, go to this link at Susanne’s blog.

Below are 5 of my highlights. 

1. Attended the Priscilla Shirer conference with 8 ladies from my church. Priscilla was amazing. Her message was clear, relatable, and encouraging. The worship was encouraging as well and made all the more special because of the hundreds of women singing together. Spending time with CNC gals was the icing on the cake.

2. Celebrated Halloween. I dressed up at work mainly because the director of our memory loss respite program lent me several items to dress as a cowgirl. How could I resist that? We had 2 groups of daycare kiddos and the Respite adults Trick-or-Treat at our office.  (I have never dressed up for Halloween as an adult before this year.)

That night I Trick-or-Treated (minus the costume) with my 10-year-old niece (and her parents). It was fun to see folks we knew, talk, and even get a few pieces of candy along with the kids.

3. Received 2 cards in the mail. Just because. I am writing a letter of gratitude each day this month, so getting these cards was super cool and meaningful.

4. Won a book written by Laura Lee Groves from Outnumbered Mom. I am looking forward to reading her book to glean ideas, encouragement, and inspiration I can personally use and also share with other moms. Then I will give the book to a mom who has children in the home now.

5. Had an awesome last class (until January) with the 66 Love Letters Ladies. We have a potluck the first Wednesday of every month. This time it was a Baked Potato Bar. Since we finished our coursework last week, the 2 groups combined and dined and talked the whole time.

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15 Things I Must Do During My Lifetime

This is my entry in the Just Ask Bucket List Getaway Giveaway. Just Ask offers a breast and ovarian cancer screening and is encouraging people to share 15 things that I want to enjoy in my lifetime as a reminder to be aware of my health.

Want to enter? Head over to TodaysMama.com to get the details. 

Since I just wrote 101 Things to do in 1001 Days this post will be fairly easy. The hard part will be narrowing down the list to only 15!

  1. Answer the “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind.”
  2. Compile a month’s worth of recipes from the anti-inflammation diet.
  3. Find a “sport or exercise” I love and  do regularly.
  4. Get down to my goal weight.
  5. Go dog sledding in Alaska.
  6. Learn 5 magic tricks and perform them in front of a crowd.
  7. Learn 12 hymns by memory.
  8. Make a list of my fears and what I can do to face and defeat them.
  9. Make a quilt for each family member.
  10. Read a book in another language.
  11. Take a Spanish class abroad.
  12. Volunteer after a disaster.
  13. Walk the Freedom Trail in Massachusetts.
  14. Write a letter to my kiddos to be opened after I die.
  15. Write & accomplish my Theological Bucket List.
I absolutely need and want to be conscious of following a healthy lifestyle. These 15 things are based on the unspoken idea that I am healthy. Or that doing this item will contribute to my physical, emotional, intellectual, or spiritual health.
I know that many of these items are not amazing. They are things that swirl in my brain in the section marked “To-do’s.” If /when I finish all these things, I will FEEL amazing.
My next step will be putting the details of how and when these will be accomplished on my 1001 days calendar.

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Sending Thanks to a Birthday Boy – Gratitude Project

Letter Two: Birthday recipient. Birthdays are yearly events. This is the time kiddos have parties and receive gifts, cards, and lots of well-wishes. But as we age the festivities tend to die down. We often take the birthday person for granted.

Birthdays are a great time to share why you appreciate the birthday honoree. Yes we ought to give our thanks many times a year. We shouldn’t need a “holiday” to remind us of doing this. But truthfully I am not always good at remembering this activity.

How good are you at this?

So I always welcome the opportunity to buy a birthday card with a gushy sentiment endorsed with more gushy sentiments.

I rarely buy a funny card. My reasoning is strange. “What if this is the last card they ever get from me? I want to make sure they know how much I care and how highly I think of them.”

So today I wrote a thank you birthday note to my brother-in-law. I won’t tell you what I wrote until he gets the card.

I am writing at least 36 letters expressing my gratitude. And I want to pray for them on that day as well. Go here for the original post and list of recipients. I am writing about it here in hopes that it spurs someone on to write their own gratitude letters.

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101 Things in 1001 Days

I like lists. Lists for shopping, to-do’s, what I’ve done, and steps to solve a problem all interest me. I like the creative energy, the possibilities, and the fun of new thoughts.

Right now I am on a “live a fuller life” kick. So New Year’s Resolutions and Bucket Lists are especially interesting.  However, I am not always good about follow through because of not being precise enough in the goal, no accountability, or because I didn’t allow enough time.  I have joined the 101 Things in 1001 Days bandwagon to address these three hindrances.

Michael Green is the creator of the Day Zero, the home of the 1001 Day Project.

Michael explains “Why 1001 Days?” 

Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple challenges such as New Year’s resolutions or a ‘Bucket List’. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips, study semesters, or outdoor activities.

My start date is Tuesday, November 1, 2011.  My end date is Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Below is my list of 101 items. As time goes on, I may delete or alter one or more of my goals. Some things that I posted today may no longer be a good fit when I go to do the activity.

This activity is not about perfection. It is about growth. It is about living my life to the fullest according to the plan God has for me. It is about making time for fun. It is about discovering who I am and who I am becoming.

NOTE: As I finish each thing, I will hotlink the item to its completion post.

After the jump is my list. Click on (more…) to see it. (more…)

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