Do anything for twelve days straight and it will make a difference. Something will change or lift or be discovered or take flight. You'll get a grip or get an idea or see things clearer. You'll look better or feel better or maybe your house will too. Not by some far fangled magic or some secret method but in the simple act of doing the thing consistently, of going through the steps and doing the work. Surprised the heck out of me.
Here's the length and breadth and height and depth of my wisdom at present on how to live life when time seems short but things to do are relentlessly plentiful. Do one thing at a time. One thing at a time and I seem to get as much done as when I'm trying to spread myself between seven things all at once. Heres how it works.
I still go back to these words - - - small steps will often keep us going when we run out of steam with the grand gestures. Leeana Tankersley Sometimes small steps are the only thing you can do when time and money, energy and ability and plain old priorities count the "grand gestures" out for the time being - - - and sometimes taking one small step can seem like the grandest gesture of all.
No way !!!! Yes way The first two words shout out big and bossy like they know all there is to know. Like they've decided and that’s all there is to it. The second two are whispered but they're determined, not easily put off, resilient, resourceful and they just might have a secret weapon up there sleeve.
I'd had the 31st of May fixed in my head for a couple of reasons. Olivia had an inter school soccer tournament on that day and I'd been wondering if I should take the day off to go and cheer her on. And having been plodding away writing this post through most of May in … Continue reading Marking Time
I'll tell you something about myself. I get easily distracted. Very easily I start a task with enthusiasm, but before long the whiff of something more interesting or creative and/or pressing has me wandering off and starting on something else before I’m finished the first thing. Anyone else? It happens too when I have so … Continue reading The Life Changing Magic of Twenty Minutes A Day
These day's the winter sun keeps calling me outside - so with some phone calls to make I headed out into the garden. Difficult phone calls made easier by the sun on my back. What I noticed though were the weeds taking over the garden beds, the Guinea Pigs forlorn because their cage was a mess and various … Continue reading A Good Twenty Minutes