Today I am grateful for the understanding that if ever I am frustrated, feeling either self pity/loathing or having an inclination to be some type of victim of this world there is one surefire way to remedy the situation. I just need to get a task done. Check something off a list. Scrub a floor. Sweep the porch. Write a thank you note. Finish a story or start one.
Or as Jess might say, Put on your flip flops and feed the cattle.