Do What You Can

Photo by brenkeeeI recently did something stupid and ended up with a bruised rib. It’s limited what I can do – the doctor said no picking things up, no lifting my arm above my head, no sleeping on that side.

My trainer has refused to let me work in the gym on the basis that he didn’t want to exacerbate the injury. And he was right. But I had been doing so well with going to the gym, even on days when I didn’t meet up with him, and now I was stuck.

So I moped for a few days. And then I remembered the words of Edward Everett Hale:

“I am only one; but still I am one.
I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

Time to lace on the sneakers and go for a long walk.

Photo by brenkeee


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