Chop wood, carry water

Doing the ordinary things that need to be done can be good for the soul. Try doing what you can do, and not worrying about what you can’t do. Recently I was in a funk because I could no longer do the bulk of the yard work, like I used to. It’s not that I enjoyed it, but not being able to do it really made me depressed. Then I found something I can actually do that needed to be done. It’s pretty mundane, and it is actually chopping wood – or rather cutting up the branches that had been cut off the overgrown bushes in the yard. But being able to do something really turned around my attitude. I can’t promise it will do the same for you, but it would be worth a try. Do what you can do – the laundry, the dishes, chop us sticks, watch the baby, whatever it is. Acknowledge the things that you can do, and give yourself some credit for it.

Daily Bliss #20160414