#8. Only for today, I will make a plan for myself: I may not follow it to the letter, but I will make it. And I will be on guard against two evils: hastiness and indecision.
Here's "the plan"--Devotions with hubby; breakfast; jump on trampoline/walk for 20 minutes; shower; straighten kitchen counter & island; go over script for drama Sunday; read chapter in Celebration for Discipline for tomorrow's study group; attend community Lenten luncheon; rest; pull out writing and give it the "college try"; sort through a pile of blankets, fabrics and pillows that have accumulated on a chair in our bedroom; watch Judge Judy (yes, I do this every so often); go practice drama with the other two participants (8:30); go to bed.
Looking back at "the plan", I realize that it's a little ambitious for me. (I know. Some people would whip right through it. But ever since my bout with shingles that began late last year, I have slowed down considerably...) Nonetheless, I've decided to keep it as is and remember the part of #8 that says, "I may not follow it to the letter." I especially like the LAST phrase: I will be on guard against two evils: hastiness and indecision. Both of these have been real "killers" in my personal experience when tolerated.
If you missed my previous post, you may want to slip down to see the other nine in the Decalogue for Daily Living. One of my friends said she might be going through this list for Lent which would mean she would practice each one 4x's. I would join her except I frequently make such big plans and then disappoint myself by not following through. So instead...
Only for today, I will make a plan for myself: I may not follow it to the letter, but I will make it. And I will be on guard against two evils: hastiness and indecision.