I woke up after 8 solid hours of sleep and immediately began to devise a plan of how to get as much as possible done today, and then, within minutes of formulating this plan, it came undone. Normally, I feel out of sorts when a carefully thought out plan unravels, but today, I did not regret it one bit. Perhaps, that is because the causes of today’s change of plans came in the form of my two beautiful daughters, and the change in plans led to doing positive things for all three of us.
The most positive thing I did for my two daughters today was to set aside the list of tasks for us to plow through for a day of rest for us to enjoy. It has been a busy few weeks, so, when they both asked if we could “just have fun” today, there was no way that I could turn them down, as the tasks at hand could definitely wait until another day. So, the girls indulged in a day of playing outside on another gorgeous, unseasonably cool August afternoon, followed by a “spa day” of manicures, pedicures, and facials at home. I made them one of their favorite meals for dinner, and we ended the day with lots of laughter and chatter. I need to let them interrupt my plans more often, because their vision for today definitely trumped the vision I had.
As I prepare to begin a new week, I did something positive for myself by setting up the FitBit One that I received from my daughters for my birthday yesterday. I am in good health and good physical shape overall, but I know that I could do a better job overall to improve my strength, cardiovascular health, diet, sleep, etc. So, the gift of the FitBit One is a perfect tool to help me to accomplish these goals. Despite my limited technological skills, I managed to get it activated and set up, so, at midnight tonight when this device resets to begin recording my activities, food intake, and sleep patterns, I will be taking another step toward reaching another goal. That is one of the best kinds of gifts indeed.
Just one thing each day . . .
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