I get home from work with a long list of chores written on a scrap of paper stuck inside a book a would rather be reading. I start with throwing in a load of towels and other bathroom laundry. Then I drag up the solar lights from the basement. I hook the dog to the front step and grab the recycle bin and start weeding. As usual passersby stop to comment, ah finally getting started on the garden I see, oh that’s alot of work, looking good. I start on the front and work my way back around the edges. About an hour and a half later my back has taken about all it can. And my arms and wrists are sore too. I am not even half way done but I need to stop. I weed whack the edges and pop in the solar lamps too. I think in my mind of both greed and self criticism that I haven’t done much, but later after I throw in another load of laundry, clean the cat boxes, take out the trash and recyclables and wash and chop fresh veggies and saute some greens, I decide to go for a walk. As I step outside I see that indeed I have accomplished quite a lot. Sometimes taking a step back and looking at something again later you see more than you did before. That is my profound words of wisdom for the day. Take the time to let it all sink in.