Kate said next.
I wasn’t familiar with the very old poem that Elisabeth Eliott often quoted until my cousin and I became “reunited” and began a regular email communication. We were both going through some trials and she told me she had learned to just do “the next thing.”
In other words, don’t be much to-do about nothing. Do the next thing. Emily Freeman came along and wrote a book and she changed it to Do the Next Right Thing. The book is on my nightstand awaiting a good sunny weekend and perhaps a hammock!
What if it’s not right?
I’m not sure if I agree with the word “right” in there – as in the correct thing – I’m never afraid of making a decision. The problem/situation is before me and I can make a fairly good judgment and a wise decision.
However, I have learned so much even when those decisions were not the best. You see it’s in the making of the thing where the lesson is learned. I’m glad for my not-so-great decisions because they have taught me what to do the next time.
Think long – think wrong!
That is my husband’s saying and there is a lot of truth in those four words. Instead of worrying about doing the next RIGHT thing, just go ahead and do the NEXT thing. Perhaps that’s tackling the mountain of clothes needing folded. Or, a sinkful of dishes. Or, maybe just sitting in the sunshine with the kiddos. Just do something. The next thing. And, don’t get in a tizzy if it’s not the right thing.
Just do something!
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