(Image courtesy of The Boston Globe)
It was one of those mornings… husband at Tuesday tennis, daughter unwilling to get up and me focused on pumping her with protein for her State Testing today. Needless to say, we were already behind when the phone rang the first time.
It was a neighbor in need of help. There was a bird with a broken wing in her front drive and she needed someone who could handle this type of emergency. I suppose my one experience helping a couple of birds who had fallen from their nest made me the closest they could get to an expert. The good news is that it got my daughter to fly :>) through her morning routine.
The second call came moments after the first one… It was the school. They still had not received my email with the flyer we had created for a school event coming up. (I have noticed my emails frequently land in a black hole somewhere making me wonder if they have a ‘block emails’ list that I have landed on for some reason. ) Could I resend the email and print a copy to bring into school with me?
Ironically, my friend with the hurt bird was on the same committee. So, while I was attempting to assist the bird, she was making sure a new email got through to the principal.
It wasn’t until we were on our way to school (finally) that I realized we had not cut a flower for teacher appreciation today. As I said…it was one of those mornings. And yet for a change, I was able to pinpoint with absolute certainty the only thing that really mattered; getting a relaxed daughter to school in time for her testing.
It would be nice if our priorities were always this clear. Sadly, in the flow of everyday life this is seldom the case. Tomorrow I will post my new vlog about learning to Kick a Field Goal. As I practiced this week I found that keeping the reason for my goal in my head while I completed my practice really helped me to focus. Lesson I learned: Create and then focus on the end result rather than the goal itself.
Not- lose 20 lbs. Instead- enjoy wearing my clothes
Not- get daughter to school. Instead- daughter does well on her testing
And today a goal and purpose for you….
Not- forward Deanne’s Boston One Fund promo to friends and family
Instead- help children who lost a limb afford rehabilitation and prosthetics. (Please read this article to find out why every penny is soooo important: NBC NEWS, 5/6/13
Today is the final day of my fundraising event. Please let your friends and family know that all of my proceeds from the sale of either book, BETTING JESSICA and/or UNTANGLING THE KNOT sold today, May 7th, will go directly to
the Boston One Fund campaign.
Or… you can donate directly here: The One Fund Boston