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Slice of Life 16: To Do List as Week Begins

By Janice Ewing

Expect to make mistakes

Acknowledge, forgive, keep going

Expect others to make mistakes

Acknowledge, forgive, keep going

Set plans

Accept that plans will change

Set goals

Reach some of them

Discover new ones

Slice daily

No matter what

* This “Slice of Life” post is part of a larger blog series, hosted by the blog site, Two Writing Teachers: A Meeting Place for a World of Reflective Writers.


???????????Janice Ewing is an adjunct for Cabrini College and a co-director for the Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project. Janice co-facilitates PAWLP’s “Continuity Days” and this blog. She is an avid reader and writer, and especially enjoys writing poems.

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  1. Amber #

    Hello Janice!

    First of all, thank you so kindly for shedding a little perspective on a mundane task of list making. I am an avid list maker who takes joy in crossing items off my list however large or small they are. My to-do-lists consist of various homework assignments and chores for the house, but I never once considered the behavioral aspects of life and how I do them on a daily basis. Embracing change, forgiving others, and accepting mistakes are three actions humans struggle to achieve. I myself am working on improving my life and will certainly keep these challenges of life in mind as I go through my day. I appreciate the meaningful insight and relatable message. I wish you luck reaching your goals!

    Sincerely,
    Amber C

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    March 30, 2015
  2. Lindsay Slater #

    I love the structure of this post and the content of your to do list! I will have to use this structure to do some scrapbooking journaling…documenting a trip, holiday or birthday! Thanks for sharing!

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    March 16, 2015
  3. Reading this made me take a deep breath and say, “Yes,” to each thing you noted. The repetition of acknowledge, forgive, keep going was very powerful to me, probably because I needed to be reminded of that today. 🙂 Have a great week.

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    March 16, 2015
    • janiceewing #

      You too!

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      March 16, 2015
  4. You have such a wonderful rhythm and interweaving of words and thoughts here.

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    March 16, 2015
    • janiceewing #

      Thanks, Aileen. I appreciate your feedback.

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      March 16, 2015
  5. heisereads #

    This is a great way to show this perspective, and I love the poem that resulted. Will be bookmarking to share with students!

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    March 16, 2015
    • janiceewing #

      Great, thanks!

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      March 16, 2015
  6. This is a great way to start a week or a day. I think that this would be great to do with students, too! Thank you for sharing!

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    March 16, 2015
    • janiceewing #

      I hope you do try it with your students!

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      March 16, 2015
  7. These are wise words for us all. I really enjoyed your slice today.

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    March 16, 2015
    • janiceewing #

      Thank you!

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      March 16, 2015

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