I don't often write posts where my sole purpose is to send you to someone else's blog - but some days you wake to the shocking revelation that another blogger has written something better than you did. So, rather than keeping it to yourself (or sulking...), you must share.
Today my dear friend Anne at Holy Experience .... OK...we're not actually friends. But I bet we would be. She'd probably really like me.
Or pretend she did.
I imagine her as the type of friend who would hang on every word you said as if she was privileged just to be included in your conversation.
She is the ultimate girl-next-door - cute, perky, God-loving, and with a boatload of talent humbly hiding behind a haystack. Yep. She lives in Nowheresville, and is married to a farmer. That's most likely why I don't write better. My husband is not a farmer. And there are no haystacks out my windows. How can I be a truly humble, profound writer like Anne with no haystacks out my pie-laden kitchen window? For heaven's sake, my husband wears a suit most days. How am I supposed to overcome obstacles like that?!
Today Anne posted a beautiful weekend post of mainly pictures (Yep....she takes glorious pictures, along with her great writing, hunk-of-a-farmer husband, and cherub-faced farm children.....and Nope, I'm not coveting her life. I couldn't stand it. Literally....I could not stand it. She lives in the frigid north, and my typing fingers are already shaking on this high 50's Florida winter day. Brain freeze would keep me from enjoying my children, my farmer, my pies, and my thousands of blog followers.)
But, it's not the pictures I'm sending you over there to see. It's the 100 days list. It's brilliant, really. And not because of the poignant quotes on the simple form, or the way she graciously provided a link to share her idea with the masses. It's the fact that her form only includes Three Blank Lines for each of the 100 days. She's suggesting we find three things to be consistent on for 100 days. Three new habits. That's all.
Brilliant. Because it's do-able. (And - at least on my list - does not require a gym.)
I printed the 100 Days List out for myself and for each of my children. We're all praying about our 3 things over the weekend, and then on Monday we'll make them known.
My preliminary list:
(1) Eat a candy bar.
(2) Take a nap.
(3) Ask someone to rub my back.
I realize it needs tweaking, but I don't want to set myself up for failure. Anne would want her good friend, Debbie, to succeed. But wouldn't it be fun to check those babies off each day?
(Serious list coming Monday. Perhaps some Sabbath worship will help me redefine my goals :)
If you decide to work on 3 new habits for 100 days, come on back and tell me about them. I promise not to make (too much) fun of you if they're not as ambitious as mine.