What one thing are you really glad you did yesterday?

Re-filled the windshield washer fluid in my car. While it did snow again last night, it had warmed up enough the previous couple days to start some melting, causing nightmarish, splash-back driving. Just one of those car maintenance acts that is easy (for me) to forget, and then procrastinate once or twice after the warning light and bell begin signaling that the fluid level is getting low.

Are you generally focused on today or tomorrow?


Although I rarely make a conscious decision to deliberately appreciate the people, places, and things I encounter in my daily life, I am aware that I do because I enjoy them so much. For example, every time I drive somewhere, the beauty of the lake and trees, the splendor of the mountains, the vastness (and sometimes amazing colors) of the sky, never fail to impress me. I may not always be thinking poetically about them, but I always see them and seeing them makes me happy. I can be (and have been) in the middle of an intense conversation and for a split-second find myself thinking, “The frost on that tree is so pretty.” And, I think it is those moments, however brief, of recognizing something that we particularly enjoy about the world, that keep us engaged with life.

That said, with four grandchildren, I’m equally focused on the future–in particular, their future. 

Would you want to have a guardian angel/mentor? What would they tell you right now?

I’ve always sort of felt like I have at least one guardian angel, and maybe more. Apparently, I was pretty energetic and adventurous as a toddler/small child, resulting in some narrow escapes and  frequent comments like, “Her guardian angel was on the ball today!” or, “She sure keeps her guardian angel busy.”

As for what my guardian angel is telling me right now, she’s probably reminding me of things like be careful on the ice, don’t forget your gloves, the car is due for an oil change (I tend to procrastinate everything to do with the car), and don’t stay up so late.