"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."
I had a conversation with an older woman at a church we visited today in Las Vegas.As I told her about our peace walk, I mentioned that the walk would end on 11.11.11.She replied, “that isn’t much time to do what you are attempting to do.In my stage of life, I’ve learned to be a bit more pessimistic.”All I could think to say back in the moment was, “for everyone on the walk and for me personally, there is nothing I can do about out there if I am not looking in here (pointing to my heart). And there is plenty of time for that if I make it a priority.”That is the something I can do every day no matter where I am.
I think this is such a great reminder for myself as a mom. At any given moment I may feel pulled simultaneously in four different directions. This leaves me feeling pressured and stressed. I can only be one person at a time, and as that one person, I have the full capability of being all I can...as one person. One. There are some days when everything feels just right and falls into place effortlessly, yet there are other times when I feel as though I am drowning. Yet even in those difficult times, if I can just remember to breathe, I know that breath can be full of life and the goodness, of all that I am. Even as just one, even when I am outnumbered, even when I stand alone, there is always something I CAN do, even if it is just that breath full of life energy. One teeny step at a time is so much better than taking none at all.