Sunday, June 26, 2011

it's a start

"Don't ask me about Facebook. There are books to read, songs to learn on my guitar, flowers to grow and a marriage I need to nurture." -- Nick Offerman

I'm not married, and growing two basil plants and some rosemary doesn't make me a gardener, but I sure do love reading and guitars.

Here are some of the productive uses of my time today:

(+) Read about 25 pages of The Grapes of Wrath
(+) Cooked a steak for lunch (it could've used more salt and/or a marinade)
(+) Went to church
(+) Had dinner with my family
(+) Revised some calculations for my Jupiter project
(+) Found a possible hotel to stay at in Montreal next month
(+) Learned Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" on guitar
(+) Played with my cat

Some less productive aspects of my day:

(-) Re-watched an episode of Parks and Rec that I've seen twice already
(-) Played this dumb game on my phone at church
(-) Didn't really extend myself beyond my comfort zone at a church activity tonight

Few days (if any) are ever lived perfectly. So when pluses (+) have an almost three-to-one advantage on the minuses (+), I think that's a day I can be proud of. For me, that's progress.

1 comment:

  1. sometimes all i do is make those nasty little (-) lists and devalue the (+) one. this is a good reminder. (+) for everyone!