I almost didn’t do day 25’s item today. ‘felt I was too busy, 'had more important things to do, it was a waste of time to do something meaningless like colouring. Which is exactly the point of the item. I take myself too seriously most of the time. I convince myself that my to do list is so important and necessary and that time must be spent on ‘valuable’ things. But ‘value’ is subjective people. We decide what is valuable and what we value, we spend money and time on.
I value making a point of stepping back and looking at my choices, my beliefs and questioning if they are true and how they are working for me. The idea that my precious time should be spent a certain way is my ultimate choice, based on what I tell myself is true. I value the commitments I make. If I say I’m going to do something, then I commit the time to completing it. Everything else is up for grabs. I get to choose.
This evening I chose to dig out my tube of Doodle Art! I got it when I was in Grade 10. 2 out of 4 of the pages are completed. The felt markers have long since dried up or been lost. I bought myself a new set of felt markers a while ago when the Doodle Art tube re-surfaced. I put on some itunes and coloured in some butterflies. And, once again, I realized that most things in my life that I stress about are not that big of a deal. It is truly small stuff. Now I will get back to my very busy and important life - What film do you think will win Best Picture Oscar?
Day 26 Read a Wikipedia bio of someone you are curious about.