“I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of pride.”
– William James
Often when we don’t know what to do, it’s because we’re looking for something big: the single, solitary answer to whatever problem is on our minds. This can keep us spinning in circles, stuck in worry, frittering our energy away. There are always little things we can do: we can take a bath, meditate, offer a hug, do someone a favor, send a card, pray, read a book, research the matter, send out more resumes, cook something healthy, make some phone calls, ask for help, breathe deep, relax. If you don’t know what to do, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do. Every choice we make affects our lives.