Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Day Twenty of Twenty: Final Day
Bick's mom passed away late last night, peacefully. She was 87. We had planned to head back down to Houston this weekend, but instead, they are headed in this direction and we will all go to her hometown near the Red River to finalize arrangements. Actually, I suspect I will stay back and prepare dinner, I don't really know. Bick is still sleeping after being up most of the night. I will do what I can to be of the most service during this time.
Day Twenty Tasks
Question Day. Congratulations.
Feel different? You should. In hundreds of small but significant and realistic ways.
If you indeed followed this daily list, you have accomplished what most people only dream about doing, but lack the drive or discipline to do--- bring about a decisive organization to their lives. Most fall back into the inconsistent lazy routine and continue to find themselves trapped; living from daily laundry load to laundry load; wondering why they feel lost and helpless.
Are you now incredibly happy? Did all your troubles at work and home magically disappear? Does your life now have significance and meaning?
No. But it does have a realistic order. And you are the one who decides and executes that order. You are running your own life. Your house is organized, your budget is projected, you understand the dynamics of your thoughts and work. Your base of friends is strengthening. You are making decisions about your significant other relationships.
Are you any richer? Well, a little, you now have $25.00 that you probably wouldn't have had. Take the money, if you would like, and donate it to an organization like Kiva.com, that provides small loans to struggling third world businessman. People, like us in many ways, who crave control over the uncontrollable influences in their lives that lock them in physical poverty and emotional despair.
Those who have followed this twenty day routine have expressed that they feel "more organized," "more aware," " more settled." Hopefully you feel somewhat the same.
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Your sweetest revenge on an apathetic universe is living well.
Fight the tide. Make lists. Look at life realistically and make your own decisions. Live long. Choose happiness.
Day Twenty has been a very good experience for me. Am I vastly different than I was when I started? No. But the trajectory has changed just a bit. I have seen the difference my choices can make on the richness of my life. By making eye contact, I am more present, more in the moment. I am making new connections or enhancing old ones. This small change, when practiced, can have a huge ripple effect as I move into the new year with my CONNECTIONS theme.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Choose happiness.