My word for this year is LEARN.  

So it just makes sense to use this Year of Sundays to reflect on 52 of my most significant Life Lessons.   Some may seem more significant than others, but each one has changed how I live my life in powerful way.   I’d love to hear if and how any of these same lessons have surfaced in the classroom of Your Life.

lesson43Don’t keep score.

My sister, Mari, and I had the coolest ‘tradition’ every time we travelled together.  It was her idea and I loved it!

At the end of every day, as we swapped stories about our ‘favorites of the day’, we’d dump our wallets on the bed and split the money we had in them in half.    It didn’t matter if one had bought way more than the other.  We started each day fresh and alike.  This way, we never fussed over who bought which meal or who paid for  the taxi or who bought what souvenir (or really cool shirt).  We pooled resources.  And it worked for us.

And ya know what?  At the end of each trip, everything always balanced.

Scorekeeping is great in sports, but I find it doesn’t help most other areas of my life.

Where are you with scorekeeping?

2 thoughts on “scoreboards

  1. Your question today hit at my core. I’m struggling with giving up a scorekeeping of hurts. Unfortunately, when I focus on such scorekeeping, I tend to keep accurate count of the hurts I feel, but a less accurate account of the hurts I may have caused. I’m working on reducing the hurts I cause and not tallying the hurts I feel. And perhaps in doing that, each day will end in better balance. THANKS!!!

  2. Judi, thanks for letting me know that this whole scorekeeping aDvEnTuRe is real for you, too! may we both live richly scoreboard-free days 🙂

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