Archive for March, 2018

Move on…. Beats Procrastination

Posted: March 21, 2018 in other

Well guys…or Y’all….whatever you call your friends, peeps, or others in general.  Today is a thinking day.  I am thinking whether I should hop in my Car tomorrow and head for a meeting. It is supposed to snow.  What that means is that I will probably be driving in the night with 3 to 6 inches of the snow on the roads.  I’ve done that before.  I once took my Ringneck Parrot named Pecker….on a 120 mile strip in a blizzard to see a vet because that bird kept falling off his perch.  NOT GOOD.  Poor Bird.  Then I find out from the Vet that these birds often get brain tumors and this is what it “probably” is.  So home I head, blizzard still raging with my poor bird, whom the Vet could not help.

But back to the storm.  I am really tired of storms and winter.  I want desperately to go to this meeting in Bismarck, and the plan was to go to the meeting and since I needed to drive over a hundred miles home, I might just as well go visit my Daughter for the weekend.  Evidently the snow is headed their way too.

I miss my daughter, we just never get enough time together.  Different City, 3 hours away, a full time job….Yea…it is life.  The answer is surely…Just go!  Maybe better wash some clothes first…….

One of the things I wanted to do this year is set up a non-profit for Vets to get teeth with.  I speak from experience.  My dear old Vet, has no teeth.  We spent about 3500 bucks to get his teeth all pulled so he could get dentures…Pulling wasn’t enough…Then they had to shave down his gums so false teeth would fit.  Finally all our “teeth” money was spent on “prep for teeth,” but no teeth…so next step, save money until there was enough to get teeth, but they wanted another 3200 bucks for that.  Well, needless to say, he is learning to eat without teeth.  His biggest complaint is that he can no longer eat Potato Chips or meat, other than ground beef, pork, or whatever.  I do have to admit…It seems a total shame to grind up a beautiful Ribeye into hamburger.  Yea, just buy the cheap stuff!

So it seemed to me the key would be to set up a program where he and all the other Vets without teeth or needing teeth could get them.  I still haven’t filled out the paperwork for that, and applied for 5013C…which is a government non-profit.  Then you have to ask yourself, “ how good am I at asking people to donate to a cause?”  Well, that answer is “not very.”

So I sit, and do nothing instead.  That is just pure crazy.  I look at the people in our world, out there changing peoples lives, providing needs that no one else meets and I get discouraged.  What is wrong with me?  I need to get in gear and accomplish this.  “No time like the present”…isn’t that what they say.  Procrastination will get you every time…  Jump in, one step at a time.  One goal met another on the horizon.  If you don’t start, you can never finish.  Half-finished is the same as never started!  The result is the same.  Time wasted, nothing accomplished.

Time to move, senseless to sit.  Find the form on line and fill out the papers….get them sent in.

So the message for today, for some of us…is “stop procrastinating!”  The rest of you, just move on…Nothing to see here!

However there is one more word….  “I can do all things through Christ, who Strengthens me.”  Knowing that, getting it into your head, feeling it in your heart…YEA….That makes it impossible to fail!  Sounds mighty good to me!  How about YOU?   What are your unfulfilled plans, goals, desires?

Blessings to you all!

Lloyd Ann