I admit it.  I’m a list maker.  It is how I keep track of things.  Do you have this?  Have you done this?  Don’t forget that thing there.

I’m not as bad when it comes to other people.  I tend not to confuse what they have with who they are.

When it comes to me, I often put action above being.  Take some time today to simply be.  I’m not saying you have to just sit. Do something quiet that you enjoy.  Color.  Do a puzzle.  Read a book.  Work with clay.

As I type this list, it strikes me how many of these things are equated with childhood.  The time when we are allowed, oh so briefly, to play, to laugh, to count happiness as an accomplishment.

It give new meaning to Matthew 19:14. “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them! For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

I’ve only checked two things off todays list but if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go sit on the sofa and read a book.