This year was about doing. Saying I can because I did. And if I did, what else could I do? Because all the talking in the world doesn’t get it done.

You can certainly plan out your steps. In fact that’s a great way to prepare to get it done. Pro-activity is always a plus. But getting it done turns out to be just you taking the time to do the work.

The Year of Doing on

My fear threatened to take me off the right track on these occasions when I went in for the work kill. There was a chorus of cants. I would just let them blow by me like the hot air that they were. Step away and set the time to return. And then I returned.

There’s power in making your intentions into actions. As I pondered all of this here, I noted there’s power even in the tiniest tasks.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face, you are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

This is an amazing realization to know you have the power to change your whole outlook by mastering something and proving you can. I am pleased to have learned it and perhaps a little scared that I will never ever be able to say I can’t again. So I guess I’ll just have to keep seeing that I Can.

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  1. Shalagh, you need to change your “about me” description. That was no toddler getting on the school bus. I am pondering about putting your age in the description because I have not done that on my blog. And I kinda wonder why. Why not say I am 75 and still going strong. Any advice?

    1. Well about me is getting renovated soon so yes. Each to her own comfort in suppose. I do mine because it’s important for me to say I’m an older Mom as that’s unique. Is it important to you for your readers to know you’re in your mid-seventies and active?

  2. The photos really do well underlining the meaning of the words!!! Beautiful, concise post, you’ve hit your stride.

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