A decade ago, I read in one of my spiritual books that if you make a list, put a time constraint on the tasks. This has been helpful, but it can be overwhelming. I tend to do that sometimes. It reminds me not to get bogged down.
Today list, made on the first day of November was simple enough. It included:
1. Change both kitty litter boxes
2. Living room -15 minutes
3. Wash sheets
4. Make up bed.
5. Mend comforter
6, Kitchen-10 minutes
7. Proofread LadyTee's class paper before 8pm
8. Drink my water
9. Have a green smoothie for breakfast
10. bathroom-10 minutes
A couple of those things are not really necessary to write down. But let's just say that I picked up this habit from my mother. And I saw one of the things on her list was "drink wine".
Anyway, the above list isn't the subject of this post. I think it gives you a little insight into my days at home though. And this was a particularly bad rainy weekend. Atlanta is set to get 2-3 inches of rain this weekend and Monday, and the sound of hard driving rain on the roof makes me believe that is the truth.
I have a notepad that I place these to-do lists in. I have 2 or 3, but none of them were at hand this morning. Luckily I have tons of scrap notepads laying around. I found one this morning, and I saw an interesting quote scribbled hastily on one of the pages. I may or may not have posted it, but I don't remember doing so. Heck, I don't even remember writing the quote, much less where I heard or read it.
But it was a good one, nevertheless.
Life is a bunch of decisions, and a decision is an open pathway to reality. And each decision has some fruit attached to it.
That is chalked full of... a whole lot of stuff.
But ain't it the truth.
And you know why that caught my eye. You know how I feel about seeds and roots, trees and fruit.
A decision is like a tree, and the consequences of that decision are the fruit.
I've been pondering that quote all day as I cleaned the kitchen, cleaned the kitty litter, and drank my water...
Any and all decisions I make have consequences.
In other words, any and all decisions I make have fruit attached to it.
It could be bad fruit. Or good fruit.
Any which way it goes, we eat the fruit.