Word for today: “commitment”

April 20th, 2013

This is a difficult word. Right now I am thinking of it in terms of keeping my nose to the grindstone; keep going on the short stories; dedicate a time every day to work on them. Keep at it don’t be swayed by other diversions.

That is the commitment that I need right now, however there are other commitments that get in the way.

Duties to family and community begin to shrink because of age and it is time for me to let others take over.

I need to pay attention to “myself” which includes paying attention to what keeps me healthy, mentally capable, financially ok. Time for these things involves playing bridge, healthy diet and exercise. As for money, my grandfather always said, “Take care of the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves.” I always pick up pennies for good luck.

As for the short stories, the book is growing: there are several about ancestors and right now I am working on Africa.