2. Daily devotion - While I don't feel physically uncomfortable if I don't spend time praying and reading God's word, I feel... disconnected. Starting my day with gratitude, learning from individuals who show good (and bad!) character through adversity and having an outlet to share my worries helps me focus on what is truly important in life.
3. Daily fruit and vegetables - To me a meal is not complete unless it contains at least one serving of produce.
|Sorry, Ragu, you do not count.|
5. Daily desert - But not as much as what is still hiding in a sack under your kid's bed leftover from Easter (and last Halloween if you're lucky).
|And not for breakfast. Ummm, can I trade the candy|
corn for some strawberry jam?
7. Daily caffeine - This is where the drugs come in. Now stop giving me a condescending look and pass me a Diet Mt. Dew.
|I love you, too.|
9. Daily unstructured family time - I'm the kind of person who likes to schedule everything, but it never feels right to interrupt a good conversation (or Futurama episode) because it's "time" to read 1.5 pages of April's The Atlantic before I zonk out for the night. I feel better when I get everything done before the evening so I can just relax and enjoy Daniel's company without feeling like I "should" be getting other things done.
So how about you? Are you participating in the virtual retreat? What do you consider essential components to your life?
I'm about to go work on number 1 right now.
PS - Good news! The fan is staying.