Tuesday, February 8, 2011
In like a LION!
Seriously? You're under 30 years old. You only shovel a path from your front door to your car!!! Never mind that your house is 5 different colors, never mind that you have your 60 something, in-laws come mow, blow and weed whip your yard in the summer, this is something that I can never mind. The snow on your section of sidewalk has a small path beaten down by all of us trying to get through. You have a quarter of the sidewalk that we have...a quarter, and you can't get your lazy bum out there and shovel. PUT THE XBOX CONTROLLER DOWN FOR 20 MINUTES AND SHOVEL YOUR DARN WALKWAY!
Now you might ask "Cherie, why don't you just shovel his sidewalk for him? That would be the neighborly thing to do." Thanks for asking. One day in the summer, the in-laws must have been out of town, George was mowing our yard and thought he'd be nice and would mow their mid-calf high grass while he was at it. Mr. XBOX came running out and asked George what he was doing! George said, "Isn't it obvious?" Mr. XBOX said he didn't want him to do it. Well, you can probably figure how that went over with George. (I still get in trouble if I look over there for too long.)
I looked for quite a while to find a "neighbor" quote that fit this scenario and this is the best I could come up with... Love your neighbor as yourself, but don't take down the fence. Carl Sandburg That may sound harsh and I don't want to close that way...I'd rather go out like a lamb so I will finish wrapping this package with this thought... We are all trying...but I don't buy that we're doing the best we can do. I think there is room in all us, to do more, take that extra step to give a little bit more every day, laugh harder and when you try...try harder.
It's snowing again...I've got to get out there!
Peace out my little flakes. : )