I find it convenient to use Google mail for my email, mainly because of its excellent spam filtering. But it is also an advantage that it is online wherever I am. However I do want to hold a local copy which I can backup, and I have recently installed Mozilla Thunderbird for this purpose. It required quite a bit of setup to get it to store its files in the place where I could copy them.
One advantage of this is that, when I download messages received and sent since the last download, I get an idea of how busy I am. Today I sent or received 43 emails at that account.
No wonder I never have any time.
I wonder how many of us made new year’s resolutions. I seem to have forgotten to. Instead I’ve been too busy scrabbling to earn a living. But our lives are very short. 5% of the year 2011 is already gone.
I need to schedule some things which store up sunshine and happiness in my soul. It is so fatally easy to march from one urgency to another!