Usually, they present themselves as a challenge.
Today was the church garage sale, we do one, once and sometimes twice a year
As I watched people arrive, park and saunter over to the tables, I wished I had .. more time to say Hello, Hi!, So nice that you could drop by…..
But of course, there was little time for anything but to keep putting stuff out and answering the many questions being asked by the eager early arrivals.
Church staff were kept busy, putting stuff out, or helping with things being purchased. There was a steady stream of new arrivals.
here are several reasons our church does a garage sale, and yes it is to raise money for the church… but it is also to meet the many people who drop in to visit us each year, and to get acquainted with them
What I realized today, was that the opportunity was there, but the reality was, we were not staffed to properly achieve the part about.. getting reacquainted having time to actually visit and say hello to the visitor who dropped in.
So… did we really accomplish what we set out to do? The opening our doors to say Hello and meet new people… That was/is an important part of our intended goal. Sometimes even when we are proactive, it isn’t till we actually play out the steps that we have scheduled and planned, that we are able to see the discrepancies.
hmmm time to rethink, how to “open up”
Namaste – Oyashikiri