to Play the Game
1. Premise: This is your last day on Earth.
You are granted all of your joys, including favorite persons, places and
2. In coming up with your favorites -- what brings you joy, keep
these 3 rules inviolable:
WRITE THEM DOWN
to keep each list of favorites to 5.
If it's not possible, that's
okay. Make your own exceptions. Come up with your own
categories. Change your mind at any time.
Nothing is unreasonable, impractical, or out of line.
These are YOUR lists, no one else's. Everything is possible. Go
for broke. Shoot
If after today you are still alive, hold on to your lists and
keep referring to them...and "don't forget to do your laundry, because, come on,
no one washes clothes on their last day of life."
Keeping these lists handy will help me stay clearer and focused on
my joy-bringers. By making joyful choices, I'll fritter away less
of my life on lukewarm choices. Maybe your lists of
favorites will do the same for you.
It's really ok to play
favorites. Really. You, like all human beings, play favorites. Stop denying
it. Stop trying to explain yourself. Accept, admit, relax.
I'm sticking my lists
on the front page of my journal so I can refer to them with ease
and alter them as things change in life.
Life is change...it is
also short. Let's make it joyful. Let's play
"Life is a Gift."
Enjoying the game of
life, for all its joys and woes,
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