Are you a list person?
I am. I create a daily to-do list and take great pleasure in crossing things off. (I’ll admit: I’ve even gone so far as to put something on the list just so I can cross it off.) And if I can’t sleep because I’m thinking of what I need to accomplish the following day, I make a list to give myself peace of mind in hopes of slumber.
Last weekend we saw a play at The Citadel Theatre called Every Brilliant Thing: humorous, heartbreaking, and heartwarming all at once. A young boy begins a list to help his mom, suffering from depression, recognize the good in the world. As he gets older the list is abandoned and returned to a number of times.
The play inspired my own list of brilliant things, things that make life worth living. It’s already much longer than this, but here’s a sampling:
A houseful of family.
Snuggles with my pooch.
Card games with my brothers.
A book that makes me ugly cry.
Exchanging manuscripts with Mom.
Throwing the baseball around with Dad.
A day with limited back pain.
The universality of story.
The innocence, joy, and spontaneity of children.
Well, what about it? What would be at the top of your list?