Pesky Problems

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There are always things that need attention in this life: bills, plumbing problems, the yard/garden, meals, skinned knees, phone calls, school plans, extracurricular activities, etc. And you have to figure out how to juggle and take care of them.

But every once in a while something comes up that you just don't want to--or can't--deal with at the moment. And so it goes into a pile. And if you're anything like me, you may have lost the form to renew the registration for your car.

...every year for as long as you can remember.

What I realized today is that with some problems it's better to just go with the duct tape fix. We simply can't do everything, fix everything, or make everything perfect.

We must pick our battles.

And some of them are better left un-fought.

I'm not saying that we should become lazy. But I am saying that there are times when it simply isn't worth it to keep thinking about dealing with something.

Which brings us to the quote: Don't put off until tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely. If you can delete that email, toss that scrap of paper, give up on that project for a while... do it. Eliminate the clutter.

Eliminate Clutter

This can easily apply to your homeschool studies. Sonlight has always given you permission to not do everything. If, at a later time, you feel like you can give it another "go," fine. But for now, just let it go ...or find something that will help do the work for you, like the Discover & Do DVDs I helped make <smile>.

So what are you going to let go today?

I'll go first: I left an image on the site with just a note, rather than set up, shoot, photoshop, and upload a new one.

I also deleted a bunch of emails.

Your turn.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

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