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Great Expectations – A Quickie Based on Daily Prompt

I was checking out the daily prompts on Daily Post today. I have subscribed to it, so I keep getting these prompts in my mail. Many days I find these prompts interesting and inspiring, but I have never gotten around to write a post based on them. Today, I shuffled through the prompts (thank God for the Try Another option), and chose a pretty simple one, not because I was feeling lazy, but because I have been meaning to share this for a long time now, ever since I read this wonderful blog-post by Gabi.

Daily Prompt: Tell us about one thing (or more) that you promised yourself you’d accomplish by the end of the year. How would you feel once you do? What if you don’t?

So here’s my summer… err…. monsoon list (there’s a depression in my part of the world as I write right now, and the rain is coming in short but stubborn spells):

  • Buy a Bonsai
  • Read five authors whose works I have not read before
  • Start gardening
  • Take mother out to a movie
  • Visit relatives and document family history
  • Submit stories to five different magazines
  • Click a photo with family and get it framed
  • Discover five new places in my hometown

I have made lists in the past, but I am not very good at maintaining them. This time I thought things out, and kept reasonable targets. I hope by the end of this year I will be able to strike-through each item on my list as I go completing them. In case I don’t, I’ll probably add the remainders to my next year’s list. It’s never too late to do the things that you love, right?

Do you have a monsoon list? Please share with me. I love reading them!