Don't you just love a letter or memo that begins, "To Whom It May Concern"? Well, this isn't one of those. It just that I was reflecting on an incident recently where I got into the wrong lane on the freeway which ended up making it very difficult to make the exit I needed to make. "Note to self," I said to my passenger, "Don't take the carpool lane on the 60 coming east where the 215 and 60 meet if you want to get off at the Watkins/Central exit." And that's what prompted this. I am always making notes to myself to do something differently, remember this or that, or get dog food at the grocery store. Note to self: write these things down!
So in that vein, and because you might be a "whomever this might concern", I am making just such a note. The note I am making here is that whenever I am dragging my feet about doing something, I need to just push forward and do it. Like writing this blog. It is so easy to listen to that annoying inner voice that tells me so very often that I just don't feel like it. That is so bogus. It is procrastination in disguise. It is fear of commitment. It is all those things that keep you from doing the things that you know if you do them you will feel so good afterwards and be glad you did them. As the Nike slogan goes, "Just Do It!" The Just Do It Story here.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to put up some of my photographs for a church exhibit and auction. I dragged my feet and let it go and put it off. Finally I just did it. It felt so good. And they were well received and three of the four were bought at the auction...not only raising money for the church, but raising my own self esteem and confidence. So much so, I submitted another image for the upcoming member show at the Riverside Community Arts Association gallery. It felt so good! I was on a roll! I even picked up a writing project and submitted a piece to the
Inlandia Institute Writers' Workshop I attend!
So note to self (and whomever it may concern), the time is now. Just do it.
End of sermon. Amen.