To Do

The Guideposts editor-in-chief shares why he's grateful for having a busy life.

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Spring has sprung in New York, or more accurately pounced, with temperatures predicted to reach the 80s today and 90s tomorrow. Debates about global warming aside, that’s more like summer.

Just last week the temps were dipping into the 30s at night and folks were bemoaning what a cold spring we were having. Julee left me a note on the fridge this morning reminding me, “Clean the air conditioner filters!” Absolutely, soon as I finish this blog.

Today I have a lot to do (in addition to those filters): Cycling class; bring winter clothing in to the cleaners for storage (closet space is at a premium in NYC); pick up a few things for trip to South Carolina on Monday; pay bills (least favorite chore); take Millie to dog park (most favorite chore) and pick up dog food (her favorite chore); groceries; drop car off for servicing. And since I haven’t got to any of them yet, I’m feeling a sense of urgency.

Yet in this season of getting things done it’s not a bad idea to take a minute to give thanks for the blessing of being busy. Yes, we all feel overwhelmed and hopelessly behind at times. There are moments when I feel I will never catch up. But the fact that there is so much for me to do, that my days are so packed with life, is a form of grace. Being grateful for that should be at the top of my to-do list.

With that I think I will end so I can cross blog off my list. Hope you all have a fantastic day!

Edward Grinnan is Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of GUIDEPOSTS Publications.

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