Start Here

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ― Arthur Ashe

I saw that quote a few days ago. It settled into the center of my vision and sank gently through several layers of resistance until it rested on the soft center of my heart. 

The message made so much sense. 

simple rose“Start where you are.” Right here, right now. Not when you get to some mythical place, not when you’re better at x,y, or z, not when you lose twenty pounds. Right now. 

“Use what you have.” You’re good enough. You have enough. You know enough. Whatever it is, even if you’re not entirely sure what to do – You can figure it out. 

“Do what you can.” You have things you can do. It might not be everything to be done. You can do something. And it will be enough.

So fear-less. So excuse-less. So simple. So positive. A message I am grateful to hear, right here, right now. 

Wishing you simple, beautiful moments to reflect.


Stay tuned for more on the Here’s a Quarter blog next week! As always, your thoughts and comments are always welcome – they are moderated (I know – adulting again), so they may take a little while to appear, but I read them all and appreciate that you were here. Thank you!

My new story collection is now available: Dog Days . I’d love to hear your thoughts if you check it out!

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