Reflections Week 1 of 2021

“Most people overestimate what they can do in a day, and underestimate what they can do in a month. We overestimate what we can do in a year, and underestimate what we can accomplish in a decade.” by Matthew Kelly from the book The Long View”

A full week of 2021 has gone by, & how unceremoniously quickly!

I’ve had plenty of sleep & rest, without feeling guilty about it. And that has been worth a lot to me, especially after the distinct lack of meaningful rest throughout last year. The kids were/are off school, I’ve had an extended holiday break, no visitors or major projects to tackle.

I’ve written something everyday, be that in my journal or here on the blog. I’ve picked up my calligraphy pens every day & given them a little workout. I’ve connected with a few more people this week, conversations over the phone. I’ve invested time every evening on some meaningful discussions / learning with some young people over video. Some yoga in the mornings, a couple of days of walks, some {very little 🙂 } gardening, lots of reading, and lots of thinking.

I’ve been grumpy on occasion, & felt despondent when I found out about the goings-on in the US.  Life in the family has continued as it inexorably does – tears & cheers, birthdays & wedding anniversaries, deaths & funerals.

I’ve listened to some great music, been inspired by some great writing, & even more by the conversations I’ve had.  I’ve discovered new people with new ideas writing everyday, thanks to this incredible tool called the Internet. I’ve gleefully also discovered how intricately connected so many of the people I now read everyday are.

Jim Rohn used to caution: “Don’t mistake activity for accomplishments”. Commercial inactivity this week has allowed me the time on my personally meaningful activities, & that has been my accomplishment.