Monday, June 29, 2009

Our Shed Door

I'm sat outside the Open Learning Centre whilst Jacob has his drum lesson loving the heat (apologies to anyone who doesn't) and reflecting on the weekend.

I've had lots of positive feedback on the "half time team talk" I gave on Sunday which was encouraging. But I've mostly been thinking about some DIY I did on Saturday. We've got a garden shed which has quite a lean on it, which makes the door hard to open as it drags along the ground. It's got so bad recently that Alice has really struggled opening and closing it to get in there to feed her animals. Well on Saturday afternoon I finally got round to doing something about it. To my shame it only took about 20 minutes to take off the door, cut a
chunk off the bottom and screw it back on. And now what joy - the door swings open and shut with no scraping, no yanking and no effort. I just can't believe it took me so many months to get round to it.

It made me reflect on how often I just 'put up with things', rather than taking the often simple steps to fix them. The opticians appointment I need to make. The broken light switch in the cupboard which needs replacing. The punctured tyre on Catrina's bike which needs fixing. But also relational fixes required. That person who has asked me to do something but I know I really should say no. The person I know I've upset and I just need to go and apologise. That decision where I'm not sure what to do and need to talk to a friend for advice.

Not to say everything is so easily put right. But so many things are, and often not sorting them leaves us with stress, anxiety, worry and not sleeping well and robs us of our joy.

So is there anything you need to do today that you've been putting off? If so - Just Do It!

Have a great week.

Simon.

2 comments:

Kevin Foulger said...

This reminds me, I need to make some plans so I don't get to were I'm heading by accident. As I think you once said, we all get somewhere, but some of us get there on purpose. I think God wants me to do some planning so I've got something to focus on. It's all too easy to put things off and go from one week to the next.

Anonymous said...

Hi simon

Thank you for writing your blog re shed door as from reading that It has given me the kick I needed to attempt to sort something out with some friends. and to plan what I want to do with the next few weeks of my life. It has also given me the strength to go and make relationships I already have stronger instead of pushing people away.

regards karmenie