A very good message for a Monday morning …
Why not do your hour now?
I think the term “fretting” is very appropriate here. Fretting seems to indicate a relatively low level of worrying. We are not engaged in full-blown This one is so obvious that little need exists to explain the point. We all tend to worry sometimes, but some of us consider it to be a full time job and plug away at “fretting” with the passion of a true artist.
Take that stack of books on my desk … Please
I could be quite dismayed by the reality that this is only a partial stack for the month of March. More titles have yet to arrive.
I could put myself into a real funk by considering all the work of reading, reflecting, writing, and publishing that this stack represents.
I could “sweeten” the mix by adding all the other things that I have to do in that same time frame, including preparing for and teaching classes, leading meetings, sharing, planning, and maintaining, cleaning and washing, and so on.
… and then there’s the family to which I happily owe some of my upcoming time.
Or I could just start reading books …
What about you?
What could you be doing now instead of fretting?
Settling down to work on a cold morning in the Heartland ….