Writing prompts are good…

List 10 things you know to be absolutely certain.

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The short answer: that’s actually a pretty tough and deep thought.

That observation comes from an understanding that for me, absolutes can be a very limiting thing. So I guess that would be one thing that I am indeed very certain of. There’s always three sides to ever story. Perspectives from me, you and then the truth in the middle. To that thought I will add this; I don’t have to be right and you don’t have to be wrong. In that philosophy, I have found a sense of peace and balance in the way o observe the world. Perhaps that can help you as it’s helped me.

Another thing that I am most certainly sure of is that there is a higher power / creator that has in motion a guide for us all to follow. The sticky wicket there is the ins and outs of the “why’s and how’s”. In that I will point you back to the last paragraph.

A third thing that is certain in my perspective and experience is the importance of story, organization and sharing knowledge, information and entertainment. Those are the skills and results that in my opinion will allow us all to work better together collectively and for a genuine greater good.

Fourthly, I feel pretty certain that the imagination is a window from the soul that allows us to truly be all that we can be and more as we embrace it as the tool and gift that it is.

Number 5 would be (and these aren’t in a particular order per se, just rolling with free flow thought), the importance of a website in the modern information distribution age. To me a website is my online home that I can invite folks to come and visit, free from the noise and distractions of social media feeds. We can literally hang out here with an assumption of likemindedness.

Sixth would be how important it is to understand that reality is a matter of perception. While there are certain elements that are universal and impact is all the same way (gravity for example) but how we respond to even that can be a matter of debate based on perspective.

In this seventh spot, my hat would have to tip in the need to always be learning. Be it something that enhances what you know or instead, something totally new that enhances us in general and dare I say randomly, it’s imperative to truly experiencing all that life has to offer. With that said I will segue into…

Number 8 – Learn, train, work at learning how to stop. I mean full stop. Turn off the mind. Say no to unnecessary spit of the moment choices that you don’t really have an interest in when a nap would serve you better. Having been a “multi-tasker” for way too long, this necessity has come to me (be it slowly) over the past three years, and only now do I get it and embrace it.

Ninth, I would say is to be understanding to yourself when the to do list doesn’t get done. My experience has shown me that in most instances for me, I made the list to long, wide and deep to ever get it done in the time frame I ascribed to it. Perfect example is the one I made for myself last night. Meditation, prayer and sleep showed me this morning that in reality what I made was a list for the WEEK and it’s a good one. When this one is finished up by Sunday, I will have accomplished the most incredible amount of progress to my greater goals in YEARS.

And finally in the “10 spot”, I would say with certainty that I know I’m my heart and soul that anyone reading this has more potential than they themselves have realized until they take the time to ponder a random writing prompt.

Now, Go Play!

Jim 07/17/2023

The “To Do List”: Your best friend or worst enemy. Your mindset and perspective determines the choice.

Author: Jim Bumgardner

Jim's Toy Box features programming that is inspirational, uplifting and motivational all the while offering encouragement to those who wish to make the most of this life in preparation for the next.

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