Sometimes a word, a phrase, or an idea will pop into my head that I think will become a blog post and upon reflection, it is nothing more than a Facebook status update; one that often doesn’t get posted. Today, I had a thought that I figured would to in the status update category, but the more I thought about it, the more I believe it may just be a bit of both. A long update or a brief post.
I’ve been kicking myself repeatedly about not starting on a diet good eating and regular exercise routine but this morning had an opportunity to pack some fresh fruit and vegetables for lunch. I knew it was going to be a hot day, so I just planned to eat my earth’s bounty and possibly doodle out some rough drafts for the blog. That plan changed with Asia emailed wanting to spend our lunch hours at the shelter.
I really didn’t want to go. I had my fresh green beans to eat in the nice cool air conditioned office, I was wearing heels (though that has never been a deterrent before), and I was kind of looking forward to just…nothing. The upside was that I would be eating lunch with Asia, and come on, it was the shelter, after all. Why wouldn’t I go? So we agreed on a time and I headed out the door, still kind of complaining to myself in my head, “My knee hurts, I really don’t want to go…blah-blah-blah,” and just as that thought rolled through my head, from around the corner came a man in a wheelchair. A man who basically had only very small, clearly unusable, legs.
Sometimes the universe sends you signs that you need to interpret and sometimes it sends you a big slap on the face and shouts, “Snap out of it!”