Saturday, 24 January 2009


No unwelcome tasks become any the less unwelcome by putting them off till tomorrow. It is only when they are behind us and done, that we begin to find that there is a sweetness to be tasted afterwards, and that the remembrance of unwelcome duties unhesitatingly done is welcome and pleasant. Accomplished, they are full of blessing, and there is a smile on their faces as they leave us. Undone, they stand threatening and disturbing our tranquility, and hindering our communion with God. If there be lying before you any bit of work from which you shrink, go straight up to it, and do it at once. The only way to get rid of it is to do it.

-Alexander MacLaren (1826–1910), Scottish preacher

Tranquility? what's that?
Time to just Do It


Angie said...

Does that mean you shouldn't put off scrapbooking any longer? lol Time to just do it ;)

Julie Cortens said...

No, it is the scrapbooking that seems to be the distraction. LOL It is more things like, pay the bills, mail that letter, phone that person, clean out the closet, get the pile of ironing done.
But you know it does feel good to make the list so I at least know what has to be done. And it is true - the longer I put it off, the more unwelcome the task becomes.
But when I get to it, the accomplishment brings with it some peace and tranquility.