To affect the quality of the day,
than is the highest of the arts.
~Henry David Thoreau~
I copied Thoreau’s words in my journal this morning as a reminder to think about quality rather than quantity when, at the end of this day I look back at how I spent my time. We’re moving to Santa Fe in less than two months, so as you might imagine, I have a long “to-do” list every day. I felt frustrated last night because, even though I’d been busy as a bee for two days, I didn’t feel like I accomplished enough. It has always been my experience that in those times when there is much to do, everything does manage to get done – even if it’s not in an orderly fashion – and yet I fret! So, tonight, when I’m looking back over this day, I will keep these words in mind and give myself credit for writing and drawing in my journal, taking the time for a long yoga session without feeling rushed, taking time for a walk in the fresh, albeit, wet air, (even though the dogs were at the dog park with Michele, dog walker extraordinaire), and writing a post. I may not get everything done that’s on today’s list, but I’m happy I chose quality over quantity when deciding how I would spend my time today.