Just Do It.
I'm learning that, these days.
Things are challenging at my house, with Ken ill. On top of that, he owns his own contracting business, and unlike my position with the state (where, when I'm sick I say, "Bye, see you later" and take sick leave) he has to keep things going. One of his workers quit with no notice last week. The other has been remarkably unreliable this week. There is a huge amount of work to be done.
So Ken's friend Johnny drove over from Mississippi to help out for a week. He just did it. If you need your parking lot striped in the West Point, Mississippi area I recommend this striper.
A friend send me a note the other day. She just did. A real live card that she put a stamp on and everything! I pulled it out of the mailbox just at a time when I needed a little virtual hug. It made me cry. Another one sent a pretty little card.
Yet another friend calls periodically and leaves messages telling me she loves me. Aaaahhh, it's like having her there. And emails from church friends mean the world.
And my sister, sister-in-law, and nephew (none of whom have a web presence to which I can point you) came over to my house today, while I was at work, and cleaned it. Really. They cleaned my dirty, dirty house. I am so grateful. They also brought meals and left them in the fridge, and made a grocery run for me.
They JUST DID IT. Because they knew I needed help, to feel not alone. I'm not sure they can know how much better Ken and I will both feel, coming home to a clean house that we didn't have to clean. Maybe someday I can help them know.
I have a better idea now why "just doing it" is the way to go. And I promise to do more of it myself.