Mid-December 2021 Newsletter
Hello, and a magnificent delectable Mid-December to you!
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Today's issue is about small steps to get where you want to go.
You may have heard "Inch by inch, it's a cinch. Yard by yard it's hard!". Yet we all can be over-focused on that big goal, the finish line to our
race, no matter how far away it may be from our present situation. However, as the saying goes, even a journey of a thousand miles begins with that first step!
Look how much fun this little boy is having learning to walk! He's not thinking about being able to run a marathon, he's totally in the moment. As someone who
likes to learn new things, yet can be impatient to master a subject quickly, I appreciate this sensible role model. When I understood that it might be possible
to improve or even eliminate my very strong myopia, it really did feel like facing a thousand-mile journey. I hardly knew where to begin, feeling overwhelmed, although determined.
It never occurred to me that learning to see without my glasses or contact lenses could be fun, until many years after I started. I assumed I would need a
lot of hard work and intense study, or grueling tedious practice, to make any progress. This is how I approached my academic endeavors, or moving forward
athletically. If something happened to come to me easily, I dismissed it as a fluke.
As in the image above, I've been pushed by well-meaning parents and teachers, and by demanding bosses, so learned well to push myself. When I began to study
vision improvement and kept being told it was all about relaxing and not trying so hard to see, I didn't really get it. How could I improve if I didn't try?
It took me several years of frustrating effort and struggle to learn to easily invite the clear images into my visual system, instead of fighting with what was
blurry trying to force it to be clearer.
Like the little boy in the first picture, I am now mostly enjoying the moment and whatever I can see. Yesterday I drove to 2 stores in dense Hudson River Valley fog and rain, and could see
fine with no glasses. Hooray! Today with our low very bright sunshine (we're about a week away from the winter solstice now), I noticed the depth in the siding on the house across the
street, like long shallow steps. Whenever I see and decipher something I previously didn't, or am more relaxed about looking when I used to be tense and afraid, it's a personal victory.
The man creating his own upward path is focused on the next step, then the next one, not spending a lot of energy on "the top", whatever that happens to be. Goals can transform as we get closer
to them, so we might need to change direction, or do less and call that good enough for now. Wrapping one Christmas gift made me feel better than fretting about not getting everything done
for the holiday as fast as I wanted to. Do what you can, even if that's taking a much-needed break, and know that's enough. You are enough and you are doing enough, so please appreciate yourself.
For an article about appreciating minor improvements in vision, rather than waiting for a huge
increase in clarity to feel successful,
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Enjoy the remainder of this delicious month of December, and of 2021.
I'll write again in a few weeks. Take care!