Some is Better Than None

Some is Better Than None

Sometimes when I’m really busy or tired, but I know I should stop at the gym, I’ll just run in and do 30 minutes on the treadmill. Or 20. Even though I know I really need to do more, I rationalize that doing a little is better than doing nothing at all.

Sometimes when I hear of a non-profit that is doing great work that helps many people experiencing great need, I want to send them $1000, but I can’t do that. So I send $5, rationalizing that if everyone who wanted to help, but couldn’t donate a lot of money, just sent what they could, it would help more than not sending anything.


So many books, so little time.

“Some is better than none” is one of my mantras. It comes in handy today, when I need to post my wrap-up of my participation in the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon. (See my post about my Challenge goals here.)

I was half-way through 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper when the Challenge started, and I read the last 100 pages. Check!

I’m into the seventh chapter of C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. That’s 44 pages. Partial check.

I didn’t even open  Story  by Robert McKee.

So I finished one of the three books I wanted to read, and I read a total of 144 in two weeks. Even I admit that’s a pretty wimpy performance. Oh well. Some is better than none, right? Right?

I checked some of the other participants’ totals. I saw as many as 16 finished books and thousands of pages read. I’m happy people are making time to read. That was certainly the idea behind the challenge. It wasn’t a race to see who could do the most. It was a reminder to take time to enjoy the written word.

If you also participated in the Tackle your TBR Read-a-thon, feel free to share your wrap-up in the comments below.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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