Friday, February 11, 2011

Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?

I had my third trip to the endocrinologist today. I feel like things are steadily getting better, and it's a relief. I get to go back in 12 weeks now instead of 8, so I am thankful for that. Unfortunately though their practice is moving about 30 minutes away so the trips will now be longer. Oh well! God is good and I'm glad I'm getting better. I think it's absolutely incredible that a disease like Hashimoto's, in which my immune system is literally attacking my thyroid, can be so well balanced out with one daily pill. Modern medicine is amazing.

I missed posting a question for my Day Zero Project last week - oops. Here's today's question from the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind:

Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
If you asked my husband this question about me, he would tell you that I must be more concerned with doing the right things over doing things right. That probably comes from my refusal to read directions (I know, what am I, a guy???) I'm constantly getting too far ahead of myself... starting a recipe before realizing it involves a main ingredient that I definitely don't have, or double booking play dates.

I am, however, always thinking about doing the right things. I shared a story a couple months back about my great dog rescue. It was around 8:30am on a rainy Thursday morning and I was about 2 minutes from home when I saw a little Pomeranian dodging in and out of traffic. Everyone was moving fairly slow, so as not to hit the dog, but as soon as I passed the little white ball of fur I burst into tears for some reason unbeknown to me. At that moment I felt God's power surge through me and I knew what I was supposed to do. I turned the car around, pulled over and put the pup in the front seat next to me. There's an animal shelter safehaven right around the corner so I brought the dog there.

This event encouraged me to start doing the right things in more situations. I currently make meals for people who are sick or too busy, visit the elderly, and fill in as a volunteer whenever possible. It's greatly improved my life satisfaction!

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