Elephant Eating and Hole Digging

When we first moved into our house, the garden was overgrown with bushes and a blanket of weeds taller than me. It was a jungle and it seemed like we needed a miracle to get it under control.

Slowly but surely, I am currently digging out the bushes from our yard. There are quite a few of them, and it takes energy and time. A lot of time. Sometimes it seems as if they don’t want to detach from the earth and are holding on tight with their roots. I have to keep reminding myself that it will just take awhile. One shovel at a time, progress happens.

As I dig, I always think of it as an analogy for my own life. Some days I roll up my sleeves and think, “Give me that shovel, I’m going in !” On others, I look and sigh. No matter how hard I try, all the work is to no avail. I constantly keep reminding myself that no matter how dirty or tired I get, all that I want to get done with will eventually be accomplished. Take it one day at a time and you will see results.

You might look at your life and see nothing but weeds and mud. But if you continue to push forward through the sweat, good things will come.

It reminds me of the quote:

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!

-Unknown Source

After all if that hole-digging and elephant eating, pat yourself on the back all tell yourself you did a good job. You deserve to sleep soundly, but the morning will come soon. When you wake up, jump out if bed with gusto. There are still many more sleeves to roll up.


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