The prompt for today is “off”. I have discovered if I try not to be who I was made to be, I feel off and discombobulated. I am learning to embrace the real me and it is freeing!
My typical to do list looks something like this:
Pick up medicine
Check-in to Southwest
A Man Called Ove (for book club)
Dentist appointment @ 3PM
I admit it, I am a planner. My family makes fun of me, but if I don’t make lists to organize my thoughts, delegate job responsibilities, and plan menus for holiday gatherings, I am at a loss. To be specific, I am off my game. I wish I could be spontaneous and jump in the car with my sunglasses and a smile and not know where I am going or what I am doing. Sigh, it is not who I am.
I am in the zone if I have my to-do-list and arrive early for my appointments. I have the ultimate purse stocked with any items which could be potentially needed. In my “bag of tricks,” you can find a band-aid, ponytail holder, gum, snack, coupons, fingernail file, or the basic montage of medicines. If I am going to a nice dinner and need to carry a daintier bag, it takes me a while to figure out what I can leave behind, even if it is for only a few hours.
When I go to a sporting event, I carry an additional bag full of suntan lotion, reading material (between games or halftime), extra water, and bug spray. I also make sure the teams have drinks and snacks so they can be on their A-game during competition.
Sometimes I grumble how my family turns to me to plan everything. I sometimes wish someone else will pick up the slack, but alas, it is who I am. I can’t turn off how God made me. Blessings!
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”-Psalms 139:14 NIV