What Do You Want to Do Today?

How many times a week do you ask this question, either of yourself or someone else? If you’re like me, you tend to do it more on the weekend than any other time.

It seems a little ridiculous to ask it during the week, what with so many of us having a routine already laid out for us by work, and other responsibilities. For my part, lately, one day is pretty much like the next throughout the work week. So much so, that I know the answer before I even ask the question.

Or do I?

What do you want to do today?

Most of the above, I think, falls more into the category of “What do I *Have* to do today?” I’m singling out the “Have” because even that is a bit of a gray area.

I don’t “Have” to do anything. The reality is that I’m not willing to face the consequences for, say, not going to the day job for example. I’d lose the steady paycheck, the health insurance, and a whole host of other stuff that would make life less comfortable than it is right now.

That’s short-term thinking. I’m sure that, eventually, life would right itself and we’d be on the new course.

Now I’m not advocating that you just up and quit your job without having any kind of plan at all, especially if you’ve got a family, or people that are depending on you. Plans are good.

More often than not, they begin with a single question?

What do I want to do today?

Seems like a pretty innocuous question doesn’t it?

If you give it the consideration it deserves, it’s a pretty serious question.

Like Bilbo Baggins always says, “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

It is an equally dangerous question: “What do I want to do today?”

Maybe the answer is sit on your porch, in the shade, with a nice breeze in the trees, reading a book.

Maybe the answer is something else. Maybe you want to learn to play an instrument, start writing a book, paint a picture, learn a new language, take your camera for a walk, start a newsletter…

Maybe the answer is something that will change your life.

What do you want to do today?

Think carefully, think bravely…

There’s no knowing where you might be swept off to…

See you on Thursday.


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