Thoughts Over Coffee -
What I Wish I'd Done Yesterday

I'm glad I made this mug with 
my younger son when he was a toddler!

(A repost from the past - something I still want to think about). 

I start my day with coffee.  And with thinking.  Sometimes I write my thoughts and prayers in a journal. Today as I was creeping down the stairs trying not to wake the dog or the kids I was a bit mad at myself.  Usually I make coffee the night before, and I hadn't done it.  That made me think of other things I hadn't done.  So I was mentally making a list of all I hadn't done and wish I had.  This is dumb.

But I might be wrong.  Maybe making a list of what I wish I'd done in my yesterdays can inform today's to-do list.  Do I wish I had exercised yesterday?  Yes.   Will I wish I had tomorrow?   Yes.   Shouldn't that be on today's list?   Yes. That way I can turn regrets into something positive.   Pssst!  It's called learning, Dixie.  There are other things on the list that are as important.    Maybe my list should be called "What I Will Be Glad I Have Done."  And then do it.


JDConwell said...

Remember to add a list of what you're glad you have already done. Stuff that gets left off the to do list because it's a "given". Giving ourselves credit for what we have done is sometimes feels silly and redundant. But it helps strengthen and balance us, for those list items that we struggle to accomplish.

Dixie Redmond said...


Thanks so much for mentioning that! Because when I do that I've really done a LOT. Big Smile!


"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden