DON'T JUDGE EACH DAY
BY THE HARVEST YOU REAP
BUT BY THE SEEDS
THAT YOU PLANT.
(Robert Louis Stevenson)
Oh, I find this so easy to forget! Do you often look back on the day or the week and feel like you accomplished nothing? I do. I wonder where the time went. I scold myself for wasting effort and energy. I determine that I will be better, do better tomorrow.
And the truth is that while maybe we didn't accomplish anything huge or outstanding, we did set so many things - good things! - in motion. That line of dialogue jotted on a napkin might later become the lynchpin of a whole scene. The note of congratulations sent to a fellow author might result in a wonderful friendship. The passed up desserts, the extra treadmill time will show up in lower numbers on the scale, in smaller sizes in clothes.
Let's make a point today, this week, to look back and notice those seeds, to nurture them, to be proud.