As I sit here on day 3 of being snowed in… I began to think about the 5 things I need everyday to function. The things that I simply can’t live without. We all have those things in our lives.
Here are mine.
Predictable… Yes… I mean I’m a Pastor for crying out loud… But it’s so much more than that to me. It’s my lifeline. It’s the thing that I go to every morning to center myself. The book is alive! If you don’t start your day out with it… I dare you to try it. I guarantee you will read something in it that will make you think the rest of the day.
Most of you have no idea of my bad habit of chewing on straws all day long. My wife certainly hates it because I bite them all the way down during the day and just spit little pieces of straw everywhere… It’s a habit… A bad habit that has caused me to have TMJ. But I truly love biting on those stupid things.
I get angry when my facial hair begins to grow out and I can’t shape it up. I feel dirty all the time. I look like I’ve lost all ambition in life. I’m not sure how guys can just go around with their beards looking all scraggily. My face itches… I hate itching… I must be able to shave a minimum of twice a week.
4. Box Fan
I know I’m not alone here. I spend my life surrounded by noise. I mean, I have three females in my house. You would think I would relish the quiet time… Nope… If I lay down without a box fan going it’s as if I have drank three Red Bulls before bed. And I’ve tried everything… Apps… leaving bathroom fans running… Nothing works quite like a nice $20 box fan.
I journal often… Probably two/three times a day. I write down everything. It helps me process life better. But it’s also something that I want to be able to give to my girls when they are older. I now have a record of what goes on in my life. The great things God has done for me. How I have overcome hard times. And I write special little letters to them all throughout my journals. They will have fun going back through them one day. So I journal for me… And for them… I love it!
So there you have it. The 5 things I can’t live without.
What about you?!?! What are the 5 things you can’t live without? Let’s have fun with this!