My Dad loves yardwork.
My parents keep a very “park like” yard all year round.
I wish we did, but that would require constant attention to our yard (stupid weeds!). Instead of that constant attention, every now and then we do the all-day project on the yard to make it look good (but rarely great). One of these days, I hope, I will start practicing the little disciplines that take 15-30 minutes a week in order to maintain the good/great looking yard.
You see, the yard analogy has transferred over to other areas in my life right now. If I were to practice those little 15-30 minute disciplines per week in several other areas the following would probably take place:
- I’d have a clean and maintained yard.
- I’d have a clearly organized filing system for Youthmark.
- I’d have a very functional and clean garage where everything had a place!
- I’d be done with writing, edits, etc. in a very timely manner.
- And several others…
Why did Adam and Eve take that fruit? I blame them. If it weren’t for that stupid fall I’d have it all together! Right?
Okay, so maybe I just need to go back and read this post and start practicing these things!