Everything Takes Longer Than You Think

  I was doing a good friend a favor today by waiting for a piece of furniture for them. They were out of town and they asked me to step in for them so I did. I had no idea what time it would arrive. It was one of those we will be there between 8 am and 8 pm kind of deals. So I made myself useful and took care of many other things in the place that needed to be done. As I did this, I found more and more things that also needed to be done. Before I knew it, 4 hours had passed. To be fair, I was on the phone taking care of my own things during this time as well. I just didn't want to leave the place and miss the delivery.

  During the time that I spent in this apartment, I found many industrious ways to do the things that I set out to do. I found tools and random things that served me and I even managed to tighten and spruce up a few things that needed attention as well. I am always so blown away at how people see things in a particular space so differently. In other words, put twenty things in the middle of a room and have 2 people organize them around the room. no twp people with have the same feeling about where certain things go. That is the joy of individuality. Thing were in a certain place before I got there today, but they were much different when I left. Was my way the right way? Absolutely not. However, it was the way that I see things, so that is how I left it.

   The moment the delivery came, I was so excited. not necessarily for the delivery, but because I could run to the store and pick up some other things that were needed. During the walk I was thinking of things that could enhance this place that I was placing my hands on? I didn't wind up buying anything earth shattering, however, what I did buy was just right for the place. If you know me, you know that I love to serve. So today was a complete day of service. I am getting paid for my service, however, I went above and beyond what was expected of me. I truly enjoy this more than anything else that I do.

    In closing, I felt that I had worked a 9 to 5 job today. Not because it was bad, but because it was full of energy and non stop creative thinking and placing things where they will be most likely to be enjoyed. Placement is everything. How you place your hand when you are talking. How you read the turn of a head after something happened, and on and on. I watched my thoughts and my body language all day today, even though I was concentrating on what I was doing. The magic in today is the service that I so happily rendered. I was alone the entire day. It was humbling, a bit tiring, but most of all very fulfilling. I just still cannot believe that I started at 8 and left at about 6. No matter where I go or what I do, everything takes longer that you think it will. I am blessed though, I am very fortunate to be enjoying all of the micro slices of life pie. It's fun and it's powerful. Ciao for now.




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