Be About It

“Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.” —Charles Dickens (1812–1870); novelist

The greatest writers of all times have some of the greatest ways to say things. And yet at times, I wonder if I can really relate. Like Dickens, can I say that my ways have always been sincere? Do I live out my life strongly?  Can I make such an intense statement to claim, I have devoted myself completely?

I heard another quote this week that sounded like a good Monday motivator. "Don't think about it–be about it."

How often do we talk about what we want to accomplish never considering how to be about it...taking a step to make it happen? Even if just one initial, tiny, non-threatening step.

I'm not trying to criticize. I need to jump into the same lake as anyone else who has found themselves unmotivated, lazy, overwhelmed or going crazy with a to-do list that really has nothing to do with what they want "to do". 

Still I strive to live with all my heart. To do it well. To live intentionally. To see a bigger picture. To work on patience with my kids. To accomplish the goals I find important. To eat more green salads. To let go of past hurts. To try new things even if it scares me. To be about my life, whatever the day holds–in both expected and unexpected surprises. 

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