There’s a beautiful trellis behind my house. It sits up against the fence that separates our yard from the garage of the house next door. As a tenant in the front apartment, I spend my time on the porch rather than the back lawn. That’s in the lease, unfortunately. But when I get home from work in the afternoons, often before anyone else, and when the sun is shining, there’s no one to prevent me from spending a few moments with our secret garden.
Just grab a handy notepad!
My sister lives in Toronto she was home visiting for a couple days. She’s way cooler than me and called last night to see if she could stop by. Of course, I said yes. To my surprise, she brought me a gift! Bri knows that I can occasionally be bad at making decisions, which is why this made me laugh.
I tried it out with a rather minor dilemma:
Unfortunately, this MAKE A DECISION notepad is based on the concept of having gut feelings. As evinced, I did not:
But making a pro-con list was helpful:
Even though the rational conclusion was to have coffee (or, I think it was . . . I’m not sure . . .) there was still a problem: My stomach hurt. I documented a plan for that, too.
Even though I now have this nifty decision-making notepad, I still like old simple standbys. For example:
Whether or not it works, this notepad will probably be enjoyable. Thanks, Bri!
Have you ever read the book Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes? If not, I highly recommend it. I haven’t read it in years, but I often hear the title in my head when gazing at flowers. The book has relatively little to do with flowers, but quite a lot to do with a little mouse named Algernon.
Algernon, these are for you.