Another weekend, hoping to get caught up on some things, reality being quite different.
Spent a couple of hours this morning packing things for a container truck that will be shipped to Haiti. My wife and kids were there too. It really showed me some things. Like, how fortunate and blessed we are in this country. We have so much readily available to us here in terms of medicines, clothes, supplies. It showed me how selfish we are too. So much of the stuff that we packaged would have been put out in the trash if not for someone saying, "Hey, I know someone who would love to have that stuff." T-shirts that were slightly misprinted. Small bottles of shampoo and mouthwash (that we unpacked by the 100's, checking each lid was tight because many were not), boxes of allergy meds that we also unpacked because they came in such large boxes from the distributor when in reality there were such little bottles of pills inside, and space is at a premium when shipping things.
I love that my daughter said she had fun helping, and that my son was always looking for another job to do when he finished with something. I love that more than sitting around the house watching Saturday morning cartoons.
I have a lot to do this weekend, and a busy week ahead. But I gave up some precious time this morning, and got back so much in return.
How busy are you? Because sometimes in the midst of busyness we lose focus. I am glad that this morning I had some things put back in focus.