A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a photographer doesn’t always tell the whole truth. Nor is it possible to give the whole picture with one frame.
I had this crazy idea to share this photo with no explanation. If you’ve been following my series this month, you might be cheering me on. Saying things like, “Wow, she met her goal!” Or how many trips to Goodwill did she make to get her books down to just those shelves?” That would be nice of you to think all that, but the truth is this photo only shows part of my success.
Or another way to put it, “I’ve made progress, but I’ve got along way to go.” Now, I could tell myself that I’m a failure and that I better stay motivated or else! But that wouldn’t be very kind or true.
The truth is that I have worked hard and I have more to do. I am satisfied with my progress. And now it’s time to take a break, so that I can enjoy a family dinner tonight. I may even step outside to soak in some sunshine on this blustery autumn day.
How do you evaluate your progress? What’s a positive truth you can tell yourself today?
I hope you get to enjoy the rest of you day.
In the meantime, here’s a couple more photographic perspectives on my book sorting adventure.