WordPress Daily Prompt: Shoulda, woulda, coulda.Tell us about something you know you should do … but don’t.
These are words I try to avoid at all costs — they fall into the category of “useless thoughts and emotions.” My heart and brain, however, recognize that, like other things we skirt around in life, they do have their place, if only as a cautionary tale.
There are things I know I should do every day — things I could do — things I would do — if only. If only I weren’t so busy … so preoccupied … so shockingly lazy.
Every day I should spend at least an hour playing my incredible piano. I should write constructively — or randomly — for yet another hour, minimum. I should make the phone calls and send the emails and hand-written notes that languish in the Vault of Good Intentions. I should keep my house spotless and the laundry forever caught up and all the bills paid immediately upon receipt. I should walk at least two miles every single day.
The list of shoulds is virtually endless. And the incontrovertible truth is that I could do those things. And I would! If only …