I leave for England on Monday, and have only two days left at work before being away for two weeks. I am staving off low level panic at the coming boundary over which there can be no leaping!
At the same time I have an opportunity to choose to be panicked or not, even though it might take some talking to myself to accomplish.
This makes me think of a thought provoking post at my friend Marilyn's blog, As Good a Day as Any. You can click here to read it. It was entitled "If," and challenge us to ask ourselves the question "What if...?"
Marilyn's post, and several other good ones in the blogosphere, was based on a blog post by Donald Miller,The single Most Powerful Question You Can Ask
So, I'm asking myself 5 What If questions as I prepare to leave after this weekend:
- What if I figured out the most important things that are possible to do by Friday evening?
- What if I didn't worry about the myriad of things that cannot get done?
- What if I made a list so that I don't forget them and then schedule blocks of time to do them when I get back?
- What if I don't give away that time too easily, without weighing what is most important, when I get back?
- What if I leave on time on Friday, and spend my last Friday night at home for two weeks, relaxing with my Paul?
I think I've just talked myself into sanity. :)
What about you? What are your "what ifs?"