By Small and Simple Things

I haven’t made a blog post in quite a while, and now seems as good a time as any. Life truly is a roller coaster, and this latest loop certainly has affected the whole world. Considering the ways the global pandemic has affected me- social distancing at home being the chief thing- I know I have it easy, and I am grateful for the safety and health I and my family have been blessed with. My heart continues to go out to those who have not been so fortunate. 
With these recent events I have once again pondered the idea of momentum. This isn’t the first time I’ve turned my mind to the concept, but it seems relevant enough to talk about again. In any fight I’m facing, from trying to run my business to battling mental illness, I maintain my advantage by keeping up momentum. This requires me not to be lazy in doing those things that are necessary. Boy, is it hard! Every factor that makes these fights more difficult seems to be an obstacle in the path. In this metaphor, what the pandemic has done is increase the steepness of the slope. I can still take the breaks I need from work, but with the caveat that this new incline will make starting again that much more difficult. 
I would like to be doing more. I would like to be posting more often and making more art. But I also need to relax and know that it’s more important I do just what I can. I need to accept my limits. I don’t have to do everything. That’s a lesson I and all of us have to relearn many times. 
Please be safe and know that there are people who love you. Keep what momentum you can, but don’t beat yourself up if and when you fall short. 
There is a scripture that reads, “By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.” (Alma 37:6.) I believe this. Sending love to you all. 

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