Friday, June 13, 2008

I'm a list maker

Anyone that knows me knows that I obsessively make lists of the things I need to do or accomplish. One might say that I am organized, but the fact of the matter is that I am very easily side tracked. My life is simplified with a list that I can refer to often! Another thing I like are rules. My children (and even my preschool students) have heard me refer to the "rules keep us safe" lecture series many times. I don't look at rules (well, most of them) as a way to stifle us or limit us, but to keep us going in the right direction. So, I happened to stumble across this list of rules and decided to make it into a little stitchery. The rules are; 1. be nice to others 2. think good thoughts 3. try to do better 4. say thankyou and please 5. smile often 6. be happy with what you have 7. listen to others 8. be helpful 9. speak kind words 10.never give up I hope, that as we go about our day today that we remember to be a little more pleasant, a little more cheerful and a lot more thankful. Have a great day everybody!

10 comments:

Erin said...

I love it! I'm stealing this idea and making one of my own! Thank you! :) Lunch was fun - maybe next time we can go somewhere else?

Primgal55 said...

HI Joanne,

First a belate dHappy Birthday to Cameron! What handsome guy but more importantly, a good guy. You raised him well!

I am a rule and list maker too so I just love your stitchery. I feel exactly the same way you do about rules and I think kids actually thrive when they know the limits. How fortunate the kids at your preschool are to have such a wonderful teacher!!

Have great weekend!

hugs, Linda

Sara Adams said...

I'm a lister as while. I think it drives Karl a little crazy, because the amount of time it takes me to write and rewrite my lists, I probably could have completed half the items on it!

Jackie said...

I have list upon list myself, and then I can't find my list...sigh

Andrea said...

we have that in common - list making. And I love this one. Thanks for sharing.

aaronandsharla said...

um...can I copy? I need a cute stitching idea- and I love this one! Also love the patterns you got- that is amazing you found that! I guess I need to check out the Goodwill every once in a while.

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute -- I love this idea!

Kindra said...

I love that stitchery! And the rules are a great reminder to be a better person each and everyday!

Julie said...

I have a previous post about lists-I think we were seperated at birth!! I have a country rules list that I stitched--maybe I will post it one day. Thanks for sharing--your list is veryu cute!! julie

Leslie said...

Very good rules! Love the stitchery :)

Leslie