As we wrap up the month of May 2015 here is a sentiment for us to embrace moving forward in our list making: “Mark this off the list”.
Yesterday while at a scrapbooking event I was catching up with a dear friend and she shared a story from early on in her professional career. In their office her boss was a master list maker and she noticed that on the chalk board there was a item “Mark this off the list” and asked about it. While discussing it he marked a line through it on the chalk board showing it completed. The answer was with a long to do list you have to have a few ‘easy things’ to mark off the list to get some momentum going and to have a sense of accomplishment. It sounded brilliant to me and I said I would be sharing it here. Now we have something to add to our list: Mark this off the list!
The response I’ve gotten from the initial printing of the Anchored Actions to do lists I’ve shared with friends and family has been enthusiastic! There is an order in with the printer and as soon as its ready it will be added to the Anchored Scraps/Store.
“Do something every day that you don’t want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.” – Mark Twain
“Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?” – Zig Ziglar
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey
AnchoredScraps.com May 2015 Recap
This month we had a recurring theme woven among some of the blog posts of service to others and honoring Memorial Day. We spent some time on organizing ourselves to share our favorite recipes in letters and we even looked at listing your favorite five songs from movies and suggested sharing in a letter.
If we look back at the month of May as far as actual letter writing – how did you do with writing a ‘real’ letter and putting a stamp onto it and getting it into the mail this month? Personally I know of several of the email subscribers here get gold stars as I especially enjoyed our snail mail with each other! With one friend she told me whereas last month she was just reading the blog posts, she is now ‘thinking’ about actually writing a letter which is a big step! As much as we like that ideal of hand written letters please know I’m very happy to receive the emails that I get too! The tagline for AnchoredScraps.com is “Balancing new technology communication with old-style corresponding” – remembering how important balance is in our lives!
Join me tomorrow as we begin the new month of June!
__________Addendum: Note the above table format updated April 24, 2018 to include Thumbnail images from header of each post