Monday, February 3, 2014
Write it down!...
My dad always told us:
"The palest ink is better than the best memory"
Maybe it's an old Chinese proverb, but it's one of those pieces of wisdom that I am reminded of every time I DON'T write it down.
Just today... I had an appointment, I thought, at 11:30. When I got there, the lot was empty and the building was locked. I quickly made a call and discovered that I had the wrong week! Did I write it down?? Nope.
How many times have I gone to the grocery store, and without a list of specifics, I come home without the most important item that lead me there in the first place!
Do you do that??
This is not a very important blog entry... except when it is! It only matters when I did NOT write something down and whatever it was is not on the list where it needs to be.
Is it simply part of the process of getting older, or is it the pace of the world we are living in, one that keeps our minds full and cluttered, and needing a good old pen and paper.
I am into lists these days, even when I leave them sitting on my desk after I've left the house to go and do those things...
The only thing I DON'T need a list for is to find my car after I leave the store and think it's on the right, but it isn't there... for THAT I have my key alarm, which beeps when I get within close range of where the car really is... on the left.
I am not going to tell you how many times I've used that beeper!
Posted by Sonja Goodson at 2:10 PM