don’t wait – eat the frog

photo of green frog on leaf

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

Mark Twain

And we’re back!

To say I’ve been going through a lot would be an understatement. As such, writing – and updating this site – hasn’t been a major focus. However, I want to finish posting the prompts from Five Minutes in the Morning. Then I’ll decide what to do with my writing/this site.

Speaking of prompts, today Five Minutes in the Morning asks us to write down one thing that is challenging but oh-so rewarding. Then, once you’ve got it written down, decide to make that the first thing you do today.

If you don’t, you’ll spend all day worrying about it and putting it off. And that doesn’t benefit anyone.

Like Chris Carrabba once said, “Don’t wait.”

Here’s what I wrote:


What is the most challenging but potentially rewarding task I can do today?

My mind went right to the donation scheduling [I had to schedule a pickup for some furniture at my old apartment]. I think I will do that now.

I could call mom too – that’s a big frog. I want to have an idea of what to say. That hasn’t changed since our last interaction like this. I want to lay aside this grievance, but I don’t want anything to do with her, & I don’t know if I can reconcile the 2. I don’t know if I need to.

Who is the i that needs to?

Perhaps I’m still looking @ this in a way that can benefit me. Maybe when I can see this as benefiting her it’ll be better. What do I expect to get out of it? Forgiveness. Ease of Being. I don’t want her in my life, I don’t want to be in hers. I need to talk to my spiritual friends about this.


I did end up calling my mom, and while ours is a superficial relationship right now, at least the lines of communication are open. That may change in the future, if it’s meant to. I just knew it wasn’t benefiting either of us to hold on to grievances. When one person lets go, there’s not much for the other to hold on to.

What about you, dear reader? What’s something you can do today that maybe you’ve been putting off? Make this Monday a day of forward motion!

Don’t wait – eat the frog.

macro shot photo of a brown frog
Bon app├ętit!

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