Friday, May 30, 2014

Instead of This, Use This??

It's Friday, which means it's time for Instead of This, Use This. Well, actually, right now, it's late Thursday night, but I'm getting ready to post this for tomorrow. The thing is, we had unexpected company tonight. My plan was to blog, among other things, since I'm leaving for DC in the morning to attend the Green Festival on Saturday. 

This is where my daughter and I will be on Saturday.

Dilemma. When our friend called to let us know he'd be passing through Pittsburgh on his way to California, I had to make a decision. Do I tell him we were unavailable or do I drop everything and open my arms to an old friend? Duh. It didn't take long for me to decide.

Did I get everything done I had planned to do? Did I even pack yet (it's currently 11:48 p.m. and, no, I didn't pack yet)? But so what?

I dropped what I was doing and went into the kitchen and started cooking. After all, who knows how long it would be before we were able to share a meal again.

But now, my friends, I must get packing. So this week's Instead of This, Use This is actually Instead of This, Do This. That means that sometimes it's important to drop everything, scrap our plans, let things go undone, and open our homes, our arms, and our hearts to others. The rewards are infinite.

Don't forget to drop in next Friday for our monthly Vinegar Fridays chat. And make sure you check out the great giveaways going on next week. Now, I'm off to pack.

When's the last time you dropped everything to be there for someone else?

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