I love the check mark. So crisp, so angular, so definite. An indication of what is true, or what has been completed. The perfect complement to an overwhelming to do list.
I've fallen away from making lists this summer; after all, it is vacation. But I must admit that without them, it's too easy to meander, ending the day with a to-do list longer than the one at its beginning.
So today, I made a list, and rediscovered the power of putting something in writing. I don't understand it, but I swear by it.
The trick, I've determined, is to make the list short, even when the pile of things to do is particularly large - perhaps especially then - because then, by the end of the day, it's more likely that the lovely check mark will grace each item, creating a sense of accomplishment by its simple, tidy dignity.
What did you check off your list today?