I often begin my day with a list, usually things-to-do or things I’m afraid I will forget if I don’t write them down. There are grocery lists and lists of errands or chores, phone calls to make and bills to pay. But lately I’ve taken to writing “mandatory me lists.”  These are lists of things that bring me joy, and my way of making sure to carve out time for myself every day.

The first rays of morning sun highlight the pages of the little yellow notepad on the kitchen table, reminding me to put myself on the list.

Day 60

Day 60