It Will All Get Done

Ink on Pastel Paper – Words: Lao Tzu

Our power went out today, for more hours than anyone would care to indulge. Which meant the things that I was doing, which all required electricity, were put to the side until power was restored. It stressed me out, so I found a bright window and wrote out this quote. I took a deep breath and realized that it would all get done. And it did.

We put so much pressure on ourselves to get things done, is that to please ourselves, create an air of accomplishment, or simply because we can’t sit still and do nothing? On one day or another it could be any one of these things, or a combination of all three. Whatever the reasons being tense and hurried may feel like things are getting done when in reality no matter how hard we work, things will get done. Not everything has got to get done today, no matter how we make ourselves feel. Sometimes the best medicine for our frantic doings is to lose power and be forced to sit.

I sat in a chair for a long time and our kitten climbed into my lap. She purred, rubbed against my hand and then sat still to be warm and cozy. She didn’t care that the power was out. She had food, water, sunshine and a warm place to nap. Everything a growing kitty needs to be content. I envied her as she lives that way everyday. No to do lists or work to do, other than chasing paper wads or playing with acorns. As I sat there instead of seeing a power outage as a bother, I looked at it as a gift. It forced me to stop, take a deep breath, find this quote and write it out. Once the power came back on I was chill and my perspective was adjusted.

Sometimes we just need to be reminded that everything will get done. One thing at a time, one day at a time, and what doesn’t get done today…oh well! If nature can relax and enjoy and not hurry, maybe there is a lesson in that for us to remember each day as we hurry and scurry. It will all get done.

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