Last summer my brother and brother-in-law came up to help me do some minor repairs that I’d been putting off for quite a while. It was a very busy weekend but great progress was made which I continued for several weeks after they left. One of the biggest things they help me take care of were two big holes I had, one in a ceiling due to a leak and the other in a wall due to some long ago plumbing work. The ceiling hole was the newest of the two but was most definitely the biggest. The wall hole had been there probably 7 years. Maybe even longer. I was pretty astounded I’d let it go that long. Once it was patched and the walls painted and everything else taken care of, I felt like I had a brand new room. I couldn’t believe I’d let this go for so long. But in the rush of life, I’d put these repairs and the tattered state of my home in the background along with all the other visual white noise my brain doesn’t see. Now I go into that room and it makes me smile every time I flip on the light.
Finally patching the holes and doing these repairs made me realize I’d let quite a few areas of my life become neglected and needing repair. It seems I’d lost the forest while looking at the daily trees. Note to self, let’s not let that happen again. Now where did I put that drill?