Tuesday, September 01, 2009

great and noble things


I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

~ Helen Keller ~
American Writer

If you've been here before, you know that I struggle with wanting to do more than suit up and show up...which on most days is what I can manage. It's not that that's not okay. Certainly showing up is important.

For me--within me...sometimes it doesn't feel like enough.

Today, I will do what is set before me and know that what I do matters. How I approach what I do also matters. And I will hold the thought that because the day before me is what was given to me to live, this day and these tasks are great and noble--the ones I have been given to do.


Tracy said...

Hi, Wanda! This post really struck a chord, as I so often feel the same way. I struggle with that same more...yet trying to appreciate that small can be good enough too. The H. Keller quote is a gentle reminder that all tasks have worth, all that we do has worth. Thank you! Happy Day :o)

margie said...

wanda, i have not wanted to say this to you, but please pat yourself on the back, feel positive, and .... don't make me call my sister. xoxo

Wanda said...

Margie, I am feeling positive--and I would love it if you would call your sister.

Tracy, I'm glad this resonated and was helpful. I guess that is another thing that makes suiting up and showing up and being authentic worthwhile--the thoughts, feelings, and struggles are universal and someone somewhere gets a boost.

blognut said...

An excellent thought for the day - love the picture.

And you're in my reader now. :)

SE'LAH... said...

I positively love visiting you. You always have such a great outlook on life...even in challenging times. Just keep moving!

Sending you positive vibes.

Joan said...

Just keep doing what you are doing. It matters to a lot of us and you are doing great and noble things. I love you, thithter!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Lovely reminder.