Day 191: Enumerate

Nineteen.

There–that doesn’t sound like too much, does it? I walked around the house today and counted up the number of pieces of furniture that still need to be loaded up into the pods. So now I’m thinking to myself:

All I have left to do is load up those 19 items. Why, that’s not even 20! I can do that.

That’s a much better thought than what had been running through my head before, which was something along the lines of:

Aeeeghaargghhh!!!!

We’re definitely at the crunch stage, and it’s pretty easy to start feeling overwhelmed with everything that still needs to be completed. But here’s the bizarre thing I’ve discovered: it’s just as easy to relax, breathe, and realize that whatever needs to be done will get done. And of course, it’s not as though we are traveling to the other end of the earth, and it’s not as though someone is breathing down our back to move into this house. The truth is: even if we don’t get every last thing packed, we will still be in good shape when we all leave for North Carolina next week.

In other words: All shall be well.

So today I carried out another couple of items and loaded them into the pod. And I dragged a few more things outside for the donation truck to pick up tomorrow morning. And I threw away a few more items that have no use or value to anyone.

Little by little, we are getting there.

And soon enough, we will be past this period of transition… and into our next period of change!

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2 Responses to Day 191: Enumerate

  1. revdarkwater says:

    Needed this reminder! I don’t want to drop practicing living by intention, but trusting the evidence that, yes, things get done is the left hand to that right.

    • Mark says:

      It’s too easy for me to ratchet up at this stage, so I really needed that reminder today. And of course, right after I posted this entry, I walked into a room and discovered a 20th item I had overlooked. Then I remembered a wicker couch out back–item #21….

      Then I stopped counting, poured a cup of tea, and shut off the downstairs lights!

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