10 days.

We leave in 10 short days.

What do you do when your to-do list starts to take over your life? Over the past two weeks my list appeared to be never-ending.  The question “will it all get done?”  subconsciously played in my head on repeat. 

Last night at dinner, my friend noticed all my stress stems from the menial tasks, like mulching, not about the important things like our calling or our work this summer. 

Wow, talk about a wakeup call!  She [unknowingly] challenged me to change my perspective.

No longer will I view these next 10 days as the final countdown to accomplish a bajillion things in a limited number of hours. 

INSTEAD

My to-do list now looks like this:

1.       Spend quality time with the people who matter most.  Celebrate the marriage of our best friends.  Kiss the fuzzy head of our beautiful niece as much as we can.  Congratulate our younger sister on graduating from college.  Spend time in laughter with friends and family.

2.       Be overwhelmed with love, excitement, and anticipation.  Not worry and stress. 

3.       Share that love and excitement with everyone I see! 

4.       In 10 days, board a plane with a giant grin and happy heart because we didn’t let the strain of a to-do list outshine our calling and purpose.

I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the next 10 days.  Could you?

Bethany