"I am convinced that there are times in everybody's experience when there is so much to be done, that the only way to do it is to sit down and do nothing."
--Fanny Fern, from The Sun, October 2010
Last Wednesday was my first "normal" day since the holidays. The kids were back in school, I had nothing scheduled, and a full six hours in which to do whatever I pleased.
So what did I do? I read. I surfed. I ate. I bathed.
But underneath it all was my running "to do" list of things not getting done: write (I tried, but nothing was working that day), file, clean, call the washing machine repair man.
As I sat there doing nothing I tried to imagine a day in which all of my "to-dos" were done. Would this be a great day? Or would it be death?
I had to remind myself (once again) that there will never come a day when I am "all done," either with my chores or with my Self.
Even on that day when life decides that I am indeed, "all done," there will be a "to do" list left behind.
I just hope that when that day comes I am ready and that I will find it easy to let go of my "to dos" and just be.