Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 348, December 18

"Celebrate what you an do and be patient with what you can't do.  Trust that all will work out and even the delays may be part of the plan.  You don't have to do everything at once.  Take baby steps, not giant leaps.  And let your heart lead the way."  Candy Paull

Don't you love the author's use of the verb "celebrate" in the above?  How often do I bemoan that I can't do something?  Whether due to a lack of time or a lack of skills or a lack of energy, I berate myself for not being able to do everything that my friends and others around me.

When I was a young mother, I learned to pace myself.  I could not do the community service I longed to do but I could help in my children's schools.  I could not spend hours upon hours with my writing, but I could snatch stolen moments here and there to write a short story.  I could not hold a full time job and bring a second income into our home, but I could practice thrift and therefore save our family money.

This I know for sure:  when we celebrate what we can do, we show our gratitude to the Father.

1 comment:

  1. Yes! There are things I can do! And I could do more if I didn't waste time bemoaning the things I can't do.