Touching Real

I like my lists; you know I do.


I’ve had some long to-do lists lately…most written in my planner but some flitting about my head.  This past week has been good for getting things done.  Sometimes things just click, you know what I mean?  Sometimes all the procrastinating shifts into productivity.  Man, that feels good.


Earlier this week, I crossed a huge item off my list.  I won’t mention what the thing was, not from coyness, but because I’m not ready to share just now.  The point, anyway, is not what I did…the point is that I did.


Don’t think.  Act.  We can always revise and revisit once we’ve acted.  But we can accomplish nothing until we act.
~Steven Pressfield~


As soon as I did what needed doing (which, true story, has been on my to-do list since late July) (yep, I’m solid in the procrastination department), I texted a dear friend.  I was so pleased in the doing and I knew she understood how hard it had been for me.  I told her that the job was complete; I also told her I had butterflies in my belly and tears in my eyes.


This is what she texted back to me:

And those feelings are what happens when you touch your own “real”. Congrats on that too.


I read her words and the mistiness in my eyes became full tears on my cheeks.  I cried only for a few seconds.  The tears were release; the tears were recognition.


I felt connected to something deep inside and, I dare say, I felt connected to something bigger than myself. I don’t want to put words or names to any of it.  I just want to tell you, and I want to remember.


Those tears.
That “real”.


It happens in the doing.
Keep doing, my friends. Keep doing.


Sending a little love your way, m



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8 thoughts on “Touching Real

    1. Thank you, Karen…sending you kisses for that congrats…and, yes, it’s beyond lovely to have this particular friend; she’s pretty amazing.
      As for the cool air…YES…loving it! Hooray for fall!


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