doing something just fine
There is a subtle power that lies in ordinary acts. This came to light when I focused less on grand achievements and more on finding purpose in daily tasks. For so long, I saw life as a constant pursuit of success and dealt only with extremes - if a project did not change the world, it felt pointless.
But something shifted when I learned to appreciate small victories. I realized that, constantly demanding more, I missed what was right before me. True meaning exists not in what is extraordinary but in living fully wherever I am.
We need not constantly revolt against our circumstances to find significance. Happiness is a matter of embracing each moment, of persisting in small rebellions against apathy and dissatisfaction. It involves savoring ordinary pleasures and infusing routine chores with care and commitment.
Now, I approach tasks with a quiet determination to do them well, not because they are steps to some grand design but for their own sake.
The rewards are subtle but deeply felt - a sense of engagement, of being fully alive and active in the present. By discarding restlessness and comparisons to others, I have discovered a serenity that comes from within.
Each day brings small treasures as I focus on living with dignity here and now, resisting the urge to seek worth in some imaginary future victory.
Find purpose in simple acts of commitment, care, and conscience.
Good luck to you.
cover image: remix of a flork of cows comic panel.