In order to finish my challenge of executing 101 tasks in 1001 days, I decided to focus on a few tasks at a time.
On August 12th of 2014 I began my new list of 101 tasks that I would like to complete in 1001 days for the third time. (First list ended 11/13/2011, second list 8/11/2014) until May 9, 2017. Completed items are marked “Complete!“ with the date of completion.
I have just about one year remaining and much of the list still to accomplish.
Last month I added:
#9 In the near future I’m hoping to have a dinner party for 8. I’ve planned the guest list and menu, only the date is up in the air.
#16 Find a waterfall. I’ve found one now we just need to visit it.
#33 Start sorting through my wardrobe which is sprawled out 3 three rooms. I have a dress I made in college — 40 years ago — do you think I’ll wear it again?
#38 Make a photo album of my mother.
#71 Finish the bedroom bookshelves. Unfortunately we can’t complete this project without our friend the carpenter to whom I now refer as “The Viking”.
The above items turned out to be more long-term than I expected so this month I’m adding to those a few that I think I can accomplish immediately if I put my mind to it.
#23 Do an anonymous favor.
My plan is to give one of our church’s long-time Sunday School teachers funds (CASH) for the monthly children’s outing. She has been paying for these out of her own pocket. (She’s not a blog reader so please don’t tell her if you are.)
#28 Put a note somewhere (like in a book) for a stranger to find.
I am writing a short encouraging note and sticking it in a hymnal. I may make more than one. This could be fun.
Here are 3 to start with:
- You’re not like anyone else. You’re awesome, beautiful, smart caring, and a little crazy.
- You are more important than you realize.
- The character traits of Barnabas – his goodness, faith, big heartedness, courage, generosity, humbleness, self-sacrifice, open-mindedness, boldness – remind me of you.
#87 Send anonymous flowers to someone.
I know just the person. I can set flowers on her step and she’ll never even know who brought them. My dilemma: cut flowers or potted plant?
#94 Organize cookbooks.
I have about 6 cookbooks which should not be difficult to arrange on the shelf. The tricky part is throwing away the additional bits of paper which clutters up the space.
I tell you these things to encourage you to come up with your own creative ideas, in your own style. You might need an accomplice to accomplish some escapades. I have one.
Have you got an escapade up your sleeve?