“We must actually make the effort. It’s in the doing, not just the thinking, that we accomplish our goals.” — Thomas S. Monson
So much for my plans to move mountains tonight.
This was going to a major night for planning, shaping and getting things done. Only one problem. I couldn’t move, couldn’t force myself to do. I was an inspirational pile of goo.
Doing was too hard, took too much effort from me. Still was determined to accomplish something so tonight wouldn’t be a total waste.
The clock kept ticking and I had barely moved. Then I saw this video about a dad working with his son to be a better basketball player. The quote from above flashed on the screen and resonated with me. By the end of the video, I was crying a little. Been doing a lot of that lately. I guess that’s OK.
Then I noticed an email from my wife. Took a minute and wrote some feelings of my heart to her and how much she meant to me. Didn’t take very long. Really no more than 60 seconds.
Then I happened to remove my headphones at the exact time my daughter called. Again, I didn’t move any mountains. I think I mostly listened, because that’s what she needed.
Before going to bed, I noticed another dad going through a brutal trial right now. Sent him a quick note to tell him I loved him.
So I didn’t move mountains today. But I think I have a better idea how to use the shovel.