I have my new computer. Yippee! What I don’t have are my files or many of my programs. I anticipate those this week. Cross your fingers and toes.
So, we’re back to blogging with a soft start. Today and the two days that follow, I’m posting a list I wrote at the beginning of the new year. Don’t take it too seriously, or take it very seriously – whatever speaks to you. I’m not talking to anyone in particular, or everyone in particular, or quite possibly myself.
In other words, take it for what it is worth – not much, but there are a few laughs in there. It has forty-five bullets, so 15 on each day.
- Create. If you think you can’t be creative, it may be because you aren’t being creative. The only way to be creative is to be creative.
- Stop looking for the bad. Look for the good. And talk about that. Be more optimistic.
- See the people as people, not as issues. See the people first – and then discuss the issues. Failing to see the people is objectification and it cannot lead to peace.
- It is a good and faithful thing to stand up for what you believe. Make sure it is what YOU believe, not what you think you should believe – don’t be a blind follower. Think for yourself.
- People never earn forgiveness, including you. It is an act of grace.
- A MEME on Facebook may not be true, even if it sounds poetic. Think about it before reposting it.
- You have the ultimate power over your computer – you can turn it off. If it misbehaves, exercise your authority.
- You are the boss of your underage children. Act like it. You are not the boss of your adult children, even when you think you are right.
- No one can read you mind, even when you think you are hinting at high volume. Use words.
- What you think has happened, and what has really happened may not be the same. Stop confusing your conclusions with fact.
- Stop acting in ways that are passive-aggressive. Even the name of it sounds dishonest.
- Send cards. It may not feel like a big action, but it feels like one to the recipient.
- Go to church. It isn’t about you, so a sunrise or a garden won’t do it. Be in church so that you can be the church. (Edit for your own faith).
- Whatever happens, you will have a story to tell.
- If you think the Bible says the answer clearly, you are wrong. The Bible is beautifully complicated. Have enough respect for it to realize that.