Amazing how important everything seems at the moment. Until…
Illness strikes. Weather destroys. Loss occurs. In a second, everything changes. As in the case of Greensburg, Kansas that was blown away by a mile wide tornado.
Scraps of lives blown all over the prarie. A small picture first buried in a dresser drawer, now lying under a two by four, suddenly means the world to its owner.
When I went to jury duty this morning I resented the time it was taking away from me. My time is precious and important. Or so I think.
But as the morning wore on I began to think in terms of the adjustments I would have to make to my schedule. After I released them they didn’t seem quite as important.
“No” to the Safeway lunch on Wednesday. Warn Denise that I may be a tad late next Thursday to the Memorial. Cancel the appointment with Tom and Adam.
My week will be alright. I’m a little inconvenienced by the jury duty, but then again, it could be a tornado or catastrophic illness or huge loss. Somehow it doesn’t seem like such a big deal.