Yesterday I decided to work in my garden.
As I turn on the hose, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.
As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the table that I collected
from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the
I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the waste paper basket
under the table, and notice that it is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the trash
But then I think, since I’m going to be near the post-box when I take out
the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only 1 check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my
desk where I find the cup of coffee I’d been drinking.
I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to set the coffee cup
aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over.
The coffee is getting cold, and I decide to put it in the microwave to
reheat it a bit.
As I head toward the kitchen with the mug, a vase of flowers on the dining
room table catches my eye – they need water.
I put the coffee on the table and discover my reading glasses that I’ve been
searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I’m going to water the
flowers. I set the glasses back down on the worktop, fill a container with
water and suddenly spot the TV remote control.
Someone left it on the kitchen counter! I realize that tonight when we watch
TV, I’ll be looking for the remote control, but I won’t remember that it’s
on the kitchen counter, so I decide to put it back in the living room where
it belongs. But first I’ll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote control back on the counter, get some paper towels and
wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
– the car isn’t washed
– the bills aren’t paid
– there is a lukewarm mug of coffee sitting on the dining room table
– the flowers don’t have enough water
– there is still only one check in my check book
– I can’t find the remote control
– I can’t find my glasses
– and I don’t remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m really
baffled because I know I was busy all day, and I’m really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it,
but first I’ll check my e-mail.
Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”