On caregivers, faith, family, and writing…

Earlier this month I posted a status on Facebook that said “I swept the porch less than an hour ago, and it’s already covered with leaves again!” The first comment I received said “It’s futile! Go have a cup of coffee and read instead!!” I took my friend’s advice, but her comment got the writer wheels turning. What other things do we do that are the very definition of futility.  Here’s my top ten list:

  1. Trying to keep your eyes open when you sneeze.
  2. Trying to get that irritating song out of your head.
  3. Trying to keep the laundry hamper empty for more than 30 minutes.
  4. Trying to satisfy a hungry teenager.
  5. Asking an Alzheimer’s patient a question and expecting a reasonable answer.
  6. Trying to keep the puppy from licking the baby’s face.
  7. Going on a diet during the holidays.
  8. Trying to stick to a budget during the holidays.
  9. Trying to get rid of “stubborn belly fat.”
  10. Trying not to get jealous when those cute kitten photos get more hits than your blog.



Comments on: "Top Ten Definitions of Futility | by Linda Brendle" (4)

  1. I can identify with almost everything on your list. Laundry, belly fat and keeping to a budget topping the list. I wouldn’t even try to go on a diet during the holidays. My husbad cooks either the whole meal or parts to take to dinner somewhere else and the house smells way too good to even think about dieting. 🙂

    • Krista, you’re blessed to have a husband who cooks. Mine doesn’t, but thankfully he will eat anything I cook. Enjoy the season. The new year will offer plenty of time to worry about diet and exercise programs!

  2. Linda,Thank you for making me smile.I loved your list.Blessings Liz

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