The alarm went off at 5:30 this morning. Considering it is Saturday, that is obscene. Saturday is my one sleep-in day. But I didn’t have any seconds to spare.
After showering I sat down with breakfast and my remarks for 10:00. I ate breakfast and did some last minute editing. It wasn’t a big deal, but I still needed to make sure everything was copasetic. Done.
My first appointment was at the Junior Olympics. Our Kiwanis club staffs the concession booth and provides manpower for the various events. I couldn’t stay the whole morning because of another event.
It was the second year in a row that I had to leave early. Since our club is small, I felt bad leaving early, but it was unavoidable. Times like this remind me of how important even one person is.
At 10:00 I had to be at the SPCA Dog Walk. It’s an annual fundraiser for their shelter which is a no-kill shelter. I welcome such opportunities because they give me contact with lots of people. I also like Roy and Karyn Johnson who run the shelter.
One of the things that I’ve enjoyed about this church plant is that I get to work at creating community contacts. Too often churches quit doing this as they mature and retreat to private campuses.
I hated getting up at 5:30, but I loved being able to mix with so many people.