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52Lists Project v.13 // The Things You Want To Make

I am not a very crafty person. I do abstract painting, but I do it a lot so sometimes I need a break from it until fresh revelation comes. When I found out that this week’s list was the things you want to make, at first, I couldn’t come up with a list. But the more I thought about it, the more I went outside the scope of art, craft, cooking, etc. and dug deep to find a few things that I’d really like to make.


I’d like to make a difference. I know that God put me here on this earth for a reason. I love to encourage others through my writing and just lending my ear. My prayer is that I am making a difference in the lives that I touch.

I’d like to make more time. God ordained 24 hours in a day, and honestly, it’s just not enough time. But not because he made the day too short. It’s only because I cram my day so full. I would like to do better in making time for the things that truly matter — faith, family, friends.

I’d like to make memories. My children have all grown up so fast. I have some great memories of when they were little. I have a new grandson now. He will be a year already in a couple of weeks. Time is fleeting. I want to continue to make memories so that I may share them with my grandchildren.

Its’ a short list this week, but these are the top three things I’d like to focus on making in the days to come.

How about you? What are you making these days, or what would you like to make? Please share in the comments below.

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  • Reply
    Diana Rockwell
    April 5, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Barbie, You always make time for me. I am always encouraged by your love and how you champion me to be a better person. You are the best. Stopping by.

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      April 6, 2016 at 7:02 am

      Awe, thank you Diana. I love you dearly.

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    Debby Ray
    April 5, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Barbie…you have asked a great question. The first thing that came to my mind (for me) is that I’d like to make less excuses. Thank you for this post.

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      April 6, 2016 at 7:02 am

      Oh Debby, that is a good one! Thanks for stopping by.

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    April 5, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Dear Friend, you do make a difference! I see it right here, every week! Praying you achieve all 3 things on your list! Hugs!

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      April 6, 2016 at 7:02 am

      Thank you Carrie!

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    April 5, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    You’re definitely making a difference, my friend!

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      April 6, 2016 at 7:07 am

      Thank you June. I appreciate you so very much.

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    Simply Jeannie
    April 6, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Thats a wonderful simple but to the real point list!

    I like the one commentor who said.. I would like to not make excuses.. I say hear hear!

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      April 6, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Jeannie!

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    Mother of 3
    April 7, 2016 at 4:32 am

    I love your short list! Who doesn’t want to make a difference and who could not use more time?! Awesome job.

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    Jeanne yates
    April 7, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I would like to make a difference in the lives of my family. To be an example to them. I literally came back from the dead and that made a difference to my kids. They were estranged from each other, now are close again All 5 of them.

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    Michele Morin
    April 7, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I love your spin on this question, and I’d have to say the same thing because with homeschooling and reading and teaching a writing . . . there’s no time for craftiness!

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    Chasing Slow
    April 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I’m so glad that you went outside the scope of crafts. Beautiful list!

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    April 14, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I love how you looked beyond what we generally consider art for this post – wonderful! Making a difference, making more time, making memories really is living an artful life. Great post!

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