I want to thank you for sharing this story. When I think about how many votes I need to get one of my books published or how much more I need to write before I’m finished with a book, I need to remember how far I’ve come, not how far I have to go. God bless you, and thanks again for that gentle reminder.
A friend of mine will soon move to a new house and has been consumed with the process of packing for quite some time. He lamented the fact that no matter how much he gets done he continues to see piles and stacks and shelves full of things yet to be boxed. Adding to the stress, he’s nearing the semester’s end of coursework towards a Master’s degree. This combination has him overwhelmed. He complained a bit more about the work left to do.
“I’ll never finish.” he moaned after his update.
“Well.” I said. “It’s like that row of tomatoes.”
He didn’t get it.
With no idea what I meant he stared into the distance preoccupied by stress. Then, remembering similar comments of mine in the past his head whirled back towards me. “Wait, is that another Nannie thing?” he asked.
“It’s another Nannie thing.” I nodded confirmation and began…
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