Focusing on What I Can Do

Focusing on what I can do has been a continual theme for me in my life. Reminding myself of my skill set, and how I can best use them is key to a good life. In this past year I have been gravely concerned about my country. Part of this comes from worries about what it means in the future for my children. Following the news is important but following a constant scrolling feed of breaking news is soul-wearying (I’m talking to you, Twitter and cable news). Of course, we have to pay attention to what is going on. Close attention. But I’ve decided the best I can do is to work hard on my own work, call my representatives and volunteer in ways that make a real difference in concrete ways.

If I were going to be accurate with this diagram it would have a subset in the “ability to do”section, and that would be “things only I can do”.  I will probably still be writing about this when I’m 80, God willing.


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"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden




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