I do. At least I “sweat” forgetting the small stuff. I get annoyed with myself and life when I forget all the little things that fill up my day.
Either I have ADD or am just too busy. But I think I need to start by not getting annoyed/upset when I do neglect things that aren’t so important. When younger and less burdened with responsibility, I could keep track of my life much more easily.
My To-Do list has lots of clutter. I gripe about it but most of it includes things that need to be done. I am sure there could be some more delegation.
I keep forgetting to adjust the timer on the parking lot lights. When I did remember. I didn’t do it right. No lights. So I tried again. Still no lights. Then 5 days passed.
I have a mess of receipts I need to be reimbursed for. Fortunately, they were on the credit card so it’s not due yet, but getting close.
I am bad at returning phone calls, especially to non-members.
Having two offices is frustrating. Some things are at the building. Some at home.
And don’t get me started on what I remember and what I forget to include in the bulletin.
I am going to try and do better. Try and remember what’s important. Do what I can. Not beat myself up.
What I need from my friends is prayer for the other people in my life who might be affected by my forgetfulness.
None of them are mean to me. I am usually harsher on myself than others are. But my attempt at peace might look like apathy or laziness to others. I don’t want to beat myself up in attempt to prove to others that I care.
But as I strive to live in peace, I don’t want to create unnecessary turmoil for others. But I do hope to teach by example that some things aren’t so important.
PS-don’t suggest organizational methods, books, software. I have attempted many of them. The problem is me.
Be Free For God
I have such a need
of such a clearance
as the Savior effected in the temple of Jerusalem
a riddance of clutter
of what is secondary
that blocks the way
to the all-important central emptiness
which is filled
with the presence of God alone.