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What did you leave undone yesterday?
I feel like I left so much undone yesterday, I’m not sure where to begin. I didn’t really, I don’t think, but that doesn’t change the way I feel. I avoiding going to the Woman’s Meeting at Church. But because I planned on going, I didn’t walk Evie when I got home. Then didn’t go. Did I mention I didn’t go?
I know, I should have gone. If I had just gone, I would have enjoyed myself. At the same time, I just didn’t feel social. And because I was expected to go, I rebelled. I just wanted to stay home and work on things undone in my house.
Which, may I point out, I didn’t do either. I still need to vacuum the living room and dining room. Clean up the poop where the cats have graciously gone outside the potty box. I didn’t do laundry, sort and put my clothes away, sort jewelry or even sort out the recycles. Washed the dishes. Cleaned the laundry room floor.
So, according to this list, some might say my yesterday was wasted. A failure.
At one time in my life, I would have agreed.
That said, my day might not have gone as I would have liked, but it was a day. I survived the bumps and bruises of daily living. I survived the pleasure of happiness and the disappointment from the cancellation of my bank willingness to refinance my mortgage.
I survived the stories I tried to make in my head to counter the disappointment and the sense of personal failure. Survived the fear the coming rain will flood my basement again. That my dog might be sick.
There are more banks in the world. Today is another day to clean and scrub and sort and wash and put away. It is up to me to take responsibility for these issues and do my best to make things right.
Fear won’t stop my basement from flooding or my dog from being sick. Fear will only stop me from taking steps to correct the problems, or, at least, survive them.
This is the moment to step up, to hold my head up high and say to the world, “You can’t defeat me. I am strong enough to survive anything – and I mean anything – you throw my way.
Today, World, I will not leave my life undone.