Have you ever noticed in another that when there is a great deal to do, they remain completely idle? When the best thing they could do would be to chip in at any level, they fade away to become useless and even a deterrent to productivity. How disappointing this is to everyone, including the one who does nothing.
For a fuller life, we would aspire to engage for a better way of life, a better relationship, a more productive contribution. We should seek to learn from every circumstance with great curiosity, keep an open mind and a motivation to act upon what we are learning. Idle days are wasteful and there are no second chances after the opportunity was missed to have engaged, there could only be eventual resentment.
Make it better in your unique way or borrowed way each day. Search for new ways to contribute. The mind has endless energy to produce different ideas and to connect them in different ways as a means of contribution. Even in a restful dream, we can come up with a better way to act upon.
“It is people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in the world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one’s uses.” — Sarah One Jewett —