taming the to-do list

For what to be thankful?
For what NOT to be thankful, is a better question.

Today I cleaned the house.  I did laundry, I vacuumed the stairs, cleaned the toilets and bathrooms, I even dusted.  I managed to play with my cute little dog, while answering emails about the Prayer Shawl Ministry which I am helping to coordinate.  Oh yes, I even moped the kitchen floors, changed the tablecloth and replace all the placemats and towels in the kitchen for fresh, new ones.  I got s lot done today, but as this book that I just started reading,


I manged to find a bit of time to continue working on my handmade Christmas gifts (scarfs), but all I can see is what I didn’t do.  I didn’t make the peanut butter kiss cookies that I said I would, I didn’t give as much attention to Chazz as I should have, I didn’t straighten up and vacuumed the basement.  Or take the time to  do the important things like go on a family walk before taking out my in-laws for dinner; I must have changed my outfit 3 times- too hot, too black, too low cut…

I need to remember to give thanks that I actually CAN do these things.  I can clean house, organize mail, I have the ability to coordinate a ministry at my church, and have some time to play with Chazz [AND shower, though I put that off till 4, and after I got most things done.

Hopefully this book will give me ideas on how to help me get my ‘stuff’ together.  This brain injury survivor is also overjoyed that I have the mental capacities to read, understand, coordinate, WRITE…

Something many were skeptical I’d ever be able to do again.

And I am so thankful for the ability I now possess to prove everybody wrong.

About Danielle!

A young professional Longwood University alum, with a traumatic brain injury having previously worked in the Therapeutic Recreation field with the elderly at nursing homes in Fairfax, VA. Now as a TBI advocate, trying to help others learn more about TBIs is involved in support groups, as well as very involved in my church, child care, and working part-time at a library
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