Some is Better Than None

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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.

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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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