I've written bits and pieces of this one over the past few years.
I feel it's for those 'spoonies', those who only have so much energy, those going through hard times and troubles
I bring it up and look at it.
It don't always take my own advice, but I look at it.
It isn't finished - I'm still slogging away on many things, including this.
It helps a little.
Pay attention, not just the bills
The bills just keep coming, but not always our attention
That is fleeting and the more stressed we get, the less of it we have
Because it isn’t getting any easier any quicker.
And because it seems foolish to expect it to.
We get up and go when they ask, when they ask… if we can...
And we get up and be ready to go when we can, if we can….
And sometimes when we can’t, we do it anyway…. As far as we can.
And when we can't .. we decide how and when we can, and how to get there.
Worrying before the paycheck hits won’t help much, if at all.
Worrying others about the problems won’t help at all.
Listening to the others and trying to pay attention is the best we can do.
Because listening is hard, yet it is what we have.
Pay attention, because it's what we have, when we have it.
Complaining doesn’t help unless you do something different for the future because of it.
Yet we are unsure what to change for the future – and even when we know, it’s touch and go...
Guessing won’t help. Guessing Never Helps.
Wishing you didn’t have to guess won’t help.
Staring at the calendar and counting the days won’t help much.
Adding up everything and knowing what your number to hit won’t help much, but some.
Writing down every item's expected cost and budgeting won't help always, but some -- you never know the future and what will change.
Understanding that nothing is exact when it comes to the future will help most.
Knowing that the future keeps going … and going, will help depending on your attitude.
Your attitude, this attitude, is what helps most often.
It's hard to keep your attitude optimistic, sometimes you can't, but you can try.
Optimistic pessimism seems to be how we operate, but we operate.
Looking at all the due dates won’t help much.
Being sad about birthdays and Christmas won’t help much at all.
Thinking about what you will have to say about things, won’t help much.
Counting all your change won’t help much, maybe enough for a gallon more of gas.
Putting the gas in your vehicle to do the day’s work and doing it will help for later.
Going straight to work and straight home every day usually helps, but we do that anyway.
Not heading out into town without a good reason helps, but we do that anyway.
Knit the sock, cook the rice, boil the eggs, can the tomatoes, mend the tear or weed the garden when you can, you'll appreciate it later. Do the little things that need doing, when you can. When you can't later, the future 'you' will appreciate the 'you' now, that is doing this.
Learn the French, the Spanish or whatever your little heart desires, you'll appreciate it later.
Later isn’t going to wait until later, but you still have to wait for later.
Charging your phone will help, do it.
Doing your laundry or the dishes will help, do it.
Cooking your dinner and eating it will help, do it.
Using up leftovers and food before it spoils will help, do that.
Feeding the animals will help, remember it.
Washing and filling the water bowls will help, remember it.
Emptying the trash will help, remember it.
Sweeping the floors will help, remember it.
Putting the clothes and things away from the clutter will help, remember it.
Checking the mail and knowing where it is helps, remember it.
Reading the library book that is due will help some, tuck a blanket around yourself.
Being warm and having coffee or tea will help some, tuck a blanket around yourself.
Listening to some music or watching a television show when the day is done will help some.
Tucking a blanket around yourself when the night is long and cold will help some.
Holding a hand, or a paw, and being in the moment will help some.
Because the moment is what we have, when we have it.
Sleep will help at times, and at other times, it won’t.
A long hot shower will help at times, and at other times, it won’t.
Pay attention, it’s what we have, when we have it.
Knowing it isn’t all crashing down right now will help, pay attention.
Being grateful you made it until December right now will help a lot, pay attention.
Remembering there is still January to come, and this will all happen again, will help a lot,
Pay attention, not just the bills.