I was reading an article in The Journal the other day. Like many of you, I read it for the comments!
Anyway, someone spent time wasting their energy proof reading said article and corrected the person’s grammar in the comments!
I thought about it later, when I was in the garden (blessed with a lovely sunny evening), there are always whingers, those who find fault in everything. This is not a flowery post about seeing the positives in everything. Rather I want to encourage you to find the good and make do with what you have got.
That person, if you are like her, and felt the need to point out everything that is wrong; you are wasting energy and getting upset over nothing really.
Swingball in my back garden.
Lewis (my partner) came home with swingball last night, and set it up.
This post is about making do, and not missing out. Lewis wasn’t able to play with me last night. Did I whinge, did I not play? No, I played with two bats! I was myself and my opponent (and yes I know I didn’t need two bats, in case someone feels the need to correct!)
When I was out the back, playing swingball, it popped into my mind how often I have heard. I want to exercise but can’t afford the gym, or don’t have the right gear; just get outside.
I am fortunate that I live near a beach. Someone may look at it, and think “It’s too small to get a good walk in.”
You know what? I turn around at the end of the beach and walk back, turn around at the other end, and repeat!
I have heard, it’s too cold. Put a jumper on. It’s raining. Put your hood up!
If you take one thing from this post, it’s a little more than making do with what you have. It’s about, making opportunities for some form of enjoyment, and not waiting for things to be perfect. And not creating negativity, when there is no need.