Week 9 - Why People Should Find Unique Meaning In A Work-In-Progress.
Why are we always focused on a final product? We strive to sell our start-up, want the perfect beach body and look to growing small humans into adults. In short, we often find ourselves focused on the end game. However, the learning, growth and interesting part are in the process. It's the marrow of our lives. We are constant work-in-progresses. Shouldn't we be celebrating the middle, not the end?
When I was a kid and lived in the country, it was lonely. There were no neighborhood kids to get in trouble with and little to do. In the spring time, I would go outside and lie down in the grass. I would spend the afternoon dreaming up shapes in the clouds and picking bouquets of wild violets. I'd examine at each tiny petal. Until this day, when I see the little purple flowers, memories of my childhood and a particular time in my life surface. It was a time focused less on producing an end product but celebrated the happiness of the middle.
In the spirit of the middle, do something today that is incomplete and bathe in the joy of the unfinished. Take a moment to celebrate the work-in-progress and find joy in the things undone.
Pick violets today.