From Lists of Note:
In 1933, renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald ended a letter to his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie, with a list of things to worry about, not worry about, and simply think about. It read as follows.
(Source: F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters; Image: F. Scott Fitzgerald with his daughter, Scottie, in 1924.)
Things to worry about:
Worry about courage
Worry about cleanliness
Worry about efficiency
Worry about horsemanship
Things not to worry about:
Don’t worry about popular opinion
Don’t worry about dolls
Don’t worry about the past
Don’t worry about the future
Don’t worry about growing up
Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you
Don’t worry about triumph
Don’t worry about failure unless it comes through your own fault
Don’t worry about mosquitoes
Don’t worry about flies
Don’t worry about insects in general
Don’t worry about parents
Don’t worry about boys
Don’t worry about disappointments
Don’t worry about pleasures
Don’t worry about satisfactions
Things to think about:
What am I really aiming at?
How good am I really in comparison to my contemporaries in regard to:
(b) Do I really understand about people and am I able to get along with them?
(c) Am I trying to make my body a useful instrument or am I neglecting it?
With dearest love,
I love lists and this is a great one. Find some other cools lists at Lists of Note
Five Reasons I Like Lists
1. I like organization and lists help me stay organized.
2. I like completion and crossing things off.
3. Provides clarity to work or ideas.
4. There is a beginning and an end.
Is it really 2012 already? 2011 went fast but here we are more than half way through January already. It has been an odd January here in Beaver County, PA with temperatures ranging from the 50s to the 20s. I am thankful I only had to shovel the driveway one time so far… hopefully that doesn’t mean a ton of snow is coming in February. Looks like I will have to shovel after tonight’s snow.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year by the way. I was going to post something cool each one of those days but I was traveling so it never happened. The above picture is when I visited the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument over Christmas break.
Here are a few goals that I hope I can accomplish this year on my website.
1. Work on my writing, spelling, and grammar.
2. Post relevant and interesting content.
3. Expand the space to include some projects from the present and the past.
Writing has always been a challenge for me. I have plenty of ideas and things to share but getting them from my brain to the keyboard in a usable form is where the problem occurs sometimes. I always did better in math and science so this is a great way for me to practice and improve.
Excited for 2012,