Today’s Thoughtful Thursday originated from something that my wife said to me this morning. As we were cleaning up breakfast, and getting ready to start the day, I was relating a story to her about how yesterday I had wanted to buy folders at Target, but failed to get them, even though she bought some for herself (yes, I am THAT absent minded). She looked at me and said, “Well we need black trash bags, so we can go up today and get that stuff,” to which I laughed and said, “Another trip to Target?” Her matter of fact reply was, “it’s our day…it’s what we do.” Now before you think I am a loon, our Target is literally two minutes from our house, with traffic. For us, it’s the equivalent of running to the corner store. A really big, fantastic, clean, mecca of a corner store.
Her reply struck a cord with me…it’s our day, it’s what we do. I began to think, it really is what we do…and that led me to think, what other things make up “our day?” Is “our day” different, depending on what’s going on? What is a typical day like here? I knew right away that this would be today’s thought.
Much to my delight, as I was reading through my Google Reader this morning, pouring over the 60-odd blogs I read daily…I came across THIS POST on Liz Kartchner’s blog. Liz was previously Creating Keepsake’s Scrapbooker of the Year, and regularly has a column, ask Liz, in the magazine. Aside from that, she is an amazingly creative person with a unique style that is truly incredible. Anyhoo…her post today was a layout she did for Creating Keepsakes about her To Do list. Now, any of you who know me, know that I ♥ the To Do list. I ♥ everything about them, find them extremely useful, and couldn’t live my life without one. My to do lists often end with, “Make tomorrow’s to do list.” Seeing how she incorporated her to do list to help tell the story of her day inspired me. I have just started working on my layout, and will be back to share it with you.
So, today’s thought is: What makes up “your day”? What is a typical day like for you or your family? What makes these typical activities important to who you are? How does “your day” tell the story of you?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.