It was very hot out but I was determined to undertake trying to dig out of the gravel path, the dandelions and other weeds growing in it. It took a little more effort because of the gravel to dig down and try to get as many of the roots as possible, and I used a strong screwdriver to do so. Because of the heat of the day and the fact that I do have M.S. and heat is something that can drain me of energy it did take quite a bit of effort. I had a special ‘scarf’ that helps to cool, and of course a hat and I really wanted to help do some of this to help out. Usually my husband does the yard work for the most part, but today I wanted to contribute.
As I was plodding along and seated on a garden cart with wheels, every so often I would turn and look behind me to see how much I still had left to do. I’d let out a sigh and turn around and look at how much I had done. Of course, there was more undone than done the first few times I looked.
Then I thought about the fact that I should really concentrate on the amount of weeds I had dug out and cleared, than to look at what I hadn’t done. And I thought that in life I often do that as well…. look at the things (weeds) I hadn’t yet taken care of in my life, instead of looking at how many I had cleared. I lament sometimes at relationships that aren’t perfect, or my health that leaves much to be desired, or things I haven’t yet accomplished in my spiritual life that I sometimes find so lacking.
I determined that I was going to try instead to look at those things I have accomplished, and the health issues I have overcome, and the relationships that are good and working and in the process of being healed, and how I have grown in my faith over the past number of years…especially the last couple.
My determination will depend on God’s help in doing so, because it is so easy to look at what is not yet done, than to remember all that has been…. and the many blessings received along “the path”.