The other day Adam and I were getting ready to go workout and Adam said, “I’m just gonna do what I can and not do what I can’t.”
We both laughed at that very simple yet true statement. Adam has a bulging disk in his lower back that he is trying not to aggravate yet at the same time stay active. He knows the exercises that enflame the area, so as best he can, he doesn’t do those. I admire how Adam quickly summed up the situation, then at workout did what he could to the best of his ability.
I on the other hand, struggle with the should-haves and the should-bes:
I should be able to do that even though I have a bulging disk in my back.
I should be able to run a 15K as fast as her!
I should have said more to encourage that girl I talked to at Brookshires.
I should have known this would happen and done something different!
My mind rolls the scenes over and over in my head like a football coach looking at film. I strategize what I should do next time I see that play called.