I have subscribed to the Science of Mind Guide for Spiritual Living magazine for many years and find it to be a reliable place to go for inspiration. A quotation from Abraham Lincoln is featured today: "If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax." This sounds like good advice and it's something I've noticed over the years. For example, prep time always seems to take longer and seems to be more laborious than the final action. It can take months to get ready to do something that takes only hours or at most a day to accomplish. Does that mean that we're wasting time, or are we sharpening our tools? The affirmation for today suggested turning one's to-do list over to God. This, too, is very good advice. As always, I asked AMAG if they agreed. They said, "It's good to make lists of what you wish to accomplish if it helps you organize your thoughts. Just don't make a big 'to-do' over the timing. Relax. Allow yourself to synchronize with whatever you are doing and the best time for action will present itself to you."