Friday, June 25, 2010
Self-preservaton. I wonder, when does that kick in on a more intense level than our willingness to persevere and DO things that we want or need to do? I probably could do the sale, but would it be in my own best interest? Even with all the work involved, the actual SALE time would be fun, with socializing with co-workers, meeting new co-workers, and sharing the satisfaction of a job achieved and well-done. I LIKE meeting rummage-salers. I WANTED to make some extra cash. I WISH I could clear out some of the clutter that I seem to collect without trying. All these intended goals meant that a big ol' RUMMAGE SALE could achieve what I wanted to do!
BUT, when it got to last night, the time when I needed to load the tables, carry all the boxes, and pack the vehicle to be ready for Saturday, I just really, really hurt, and I couldn't see following through. Maybe later, maybe with some family input (hint, hint), but not tomorrow.
Something about working hard feels good. There is disappointment in not getting to do the sale. I even tried to do a sale last week in my garage, but the heat was a setback. I mean, the weatherperson said it was supposed to feel like 100*! Who wants to have or GO to a rummage when it's that hot? Yesterday I decided to run an ad in the paper (so that I could run it today, get rid of some stuff prior to the employee rummage, and I would have less to lug over there). I submitted the information as soon as I got home from work, but I got a call an hour later that I'd missed the deadline. All these things have been roadblocks to me and my RUMMAGE sale efforts!
And so I ask you: What is up in the meaning of LIFE that I can't get a crummy garage sale going?