Teaching and Laundry: A Reflection on the Little Way

4 September 2008

Simply focusing on the task at hand is an incredibly important way of making the mundane or unpleasant more palatable.

Because of an in-building laundry snafu, I had to spend some time at a laundromat this morning unexpectedly.

In obedience to the situation, myself, and others, it became clear that what I had to do was laundry when I would much rather be doing something else.

It didn’t bother me, though: I kept my focus on doing what needed to be done.  Next thing I knew —presto!— laundry’s done, and I’m on to the next thing.

As I finished my first really long day of teaching yesterday (I got to school around 9:30 AM and left around 9:30 PM), I realized that although I was tired, the day had flown by.

The Little Way is about focus and obedience.  It’s that simple.

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