Don’t let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
January 30th - do what you can
Do what you can, with what
you have, where you are.
As I’ve aged, I’ve found that there are many things I can no longer do. At least not the way I used to do them. But I can still do a lot and I don’t let what I cannot do get me down. As long as I can still do something, I’m happy.
Right now, my only disability is old age. For me it means living life in the slow lane. Some days I think I couldn’t possibly get any slower, Ha ! It takes me longer to do most anything so I’ve learned to plan accordingly. If I know I need to be someplace at a certain time, I start getting ready sooner that I used to.
Gone are the days when I used to clean house, bake a cake and go shopping all in one day. Now I can do one or the other but not all three. My body only knows one pace and that is slow. The old grey mare isn’t what she used to be.
Living life in the slow lane does have it’s advantages so I make the most of what I’ve got. Slowing down causes time and space to expand. I’ve become like the tortoise, slow at the outset, but still going strong at the end of the day.
When we slow down we start noticing the feeling of the breeze, the smell of the air, and all that’s happening right now. It’s a wonderful feeling and I’m happy to be who I am right now.
Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.