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Day 211: lovemore monday :: boogie-woogie

30 Jul

As you know, I entered this year determined to be fearless. But, I don’t want more fear or less in my life.  I want more love.  So I made up a new word, lovemore!   That’s why Lovemore Mondays are here.

Today’s Lovemore Monday is a love story about small tasks.

I found this quote today and it made me pause.

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”
~Helen Keller

What a good reminder.
And, I have to remember that everything does add up, even the small stuff.  Every day here at The Promise 365 something little adds up to something noble — even if it is only a slight turn or twist inside of me that nobody else can see.

Take this afternoon for instance… I swam in the ocean.

Let me repeat that.
I. Swam. In. The. Ocean.  (Emphasis for me more than anyone else.) Alas, with a boogie board, but I was still in the ocean, submerged, flipping and flopping and have tons of fun.

It was thrilling and felt, well, fearless (for me!). Maybe a small task, but, really that’s all that counts, right?  Just like Helen said … “it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”

Our pups, on the other hand, took water time as an opportunity to boogie-woogie down the beach without us and land eight houses away.

When I finally caught up to the dogs they looked at me as if I were the crazy one, running down the beach, jumping rock walls, scaling neighbors yards in a single bound with leashes in tow.

Quite a pair these two. Fearless you might say.

One leads the other, and vice versa, into trouble and mayhem, and they both lead us to meet new people and make new friends every time we are out, whether it be walking down the sidewalk or frantically scaling rocky walls lining the beach.

And, that’s why, on this Lovemore Monday…

I. Love. It.

Not a small task. 
But very noble indeed. 

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