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“Sup?” Thalia asked.
Nia looked at Cal for translation.
“Are you asking us, ‘What’s up?’” said Nia.
“No silly!” Thalia made a rowing motion with her arms. “I’m asking who wants to get out on the Stand Up Paddleboard. Wasn’t it thoughtful of a reader to send along an article from the newspaper — Go for a Float: A Beginner’s Guide to Stand-Up Paddling?”
“It was,” said Cal. “The article pointed out that SUPing targets muscles all over the body. From toes to the brain’s neural pathways, the entire tapestry of the body is engaged.”
“It takes effort to weave it all together, doesn’t it?” Cal asked.
“Indeed,” said Typist. “Different, and yet similar to being a muse conductor.”
Words from Typist:
I publish a fair amount of typos and autocorrect snafus. Every time I catch one, a piece of me (Nia) cringes.
Every time I remind myself to slow down and edit before hitting reply.
Every day I catch myself in another imperfection.
My persistent challenge is to balance output with quality — to weave them into something of value.
I’m grateful that years ago I read a little book by Richard Carlson that reminded me not to sweat the small stuff. Within it’s pages, I learned that showing up imperfect is more satisfying than not showing up at all.
How do you weave showing up, doing your best, and the inevitable mistakes that are part and parcel of being human?
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