It was a mess, former procrastinators. A bedroom in such shambles outside help was needed – and I was the cavalry. I surveyed the sight and thought “I’m supposed to clean up this?” Then it hit me: “What CAN I do?”
First shoes, then trash, then books, etc. One thing at a time, I could do.
What CAN I do? Has become a question I use several times a day – before I leave the kitchen (I can put away the butter), when I walk upstairs (I can take the sweater with me), while watching TV (I can file my nails).
There are easy-to-do things that lift our loads and encourage us if we see and do them now. It especially means if faced with a daunting task, ask, What CAN I do? Any small thing I do puts me on the road to success.
As the days of isolation continue, you may be asking, “What may I do?” Or, more commonly, what can I do? Most of us are allowed to do more things than we take advantage of.
It would be fun to brainstorm and make a list of all the things we CAN do now. Then start doing them.
At the top, help folks who have it hard during this time. Listen to TED Talks and podcasts. Research a topic, journal. Pull out a neglected quilt or cross stitch and finish the job. Read aloud together. Perform a family play; Skype it for the grandparents. Have an in-house games tournament. Find fun online ways to exercise. Go outside – Yes, you may!
One of our girls has painted the inside of her house and the other has begun painting canvases.
If you put off your ideas, you may find this particular opportunity soon gone.
What do you want to be sure you do during this time?