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Open Up

Opportunities don’t always come and knock on the door,                                        landscape 3

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

 

Hey how is it going?

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how you doing my friend

its been awhile

I got to thinking the other day

of the times we had back when

we had time to play

remember those lazy days

at the lake,

we had so much fun didn’t we

our world was so full of adventure

the discoveries were amazing

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What happened to the fairgrounds

and all the dreams we had

how is the family, especially your Dad

remember how he used to joke around with us

does your Mom still makes those awesome pies

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boat rides, especially

if we got to take the canoe

how well I remember the

calm and the thrill of it all

gosh, was it really so very long ago!

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I know we can’t go back, the sands of time are slowly shifting.  R.I.P. my friend, say hello to family and friends you meet on your new journey. I’ll see you soon, meanwhile know you are forever in my heart.

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Live today

make it count

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

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