Our bathroom light switch quit working. Debbie reminded me a few times. “I’ll take care of it,” I assured her. But I kept procrastinating.
I’m not mechanical. I dreaded the task because I feared a disappointing outcome. Gary Larson must have had people like me in mind when he created the Far Side comic that shows a teacher pointing to a drawing of a screwdriver delineating the handle.
A shift in focus brought the change I needed to get moving. I decided to tackle the project because it was the loving thing to do—not just the right thing. When loving Debbie became my focus, my self-critical spirit faded. Love is a more powerful motivator than feeling responsible.Continue Reading