Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Day 166, June 15

In previous posts, I've mentioned that Larry and I are building an addition to our home. This has resulted in several "additions" to the addition, including a port-a-potty sitting smack dab in the middle of the front yard and mountains of dirt in the backyard.

Keeping up with the Choates is no problem. Stick a toilet in your front yard and mounds of dirt in your backyard and you're all set.

The idea that anyone might want what anything we have never occurred to me until a friend called and asked if she could have some of our dirt. "Sure," I answered. "And I won't even charge you full price for the Choate dirt."

We laughed over that and pondered over how to get our dirt to her house. It set me to thinking (have you noticed that the oddest things set me to thinking?) that we all have something that someone else needs. We might not all have a mountain of dirt to give away, but we all have qualities and traits that can benefit others.

Do you have a good sense of humor? Share it with someone who is feeling down. Are up blessed with a gift for listening? Give it to a friend who is working out a problem. Do you play the piano? Volunteer at your church. You get the idea.

So, for today, I am grateful for something that I can share, even if it is just a pile of dirt.


  1. Ahem. Jane, I have a little boy. I don't need a toilet in my yard. He seems to feel free to use the facilities anyway! (Blush)

    To you, it's just a pile of dirt. To your friend, it might be worth it's weight in gold. Sometimes, it's the things we have in abundance that we don't even think about someone else wanting or needing. Perhaps we each need to find someone with a talent for seeing the talents in others so that we can know what we have to give!

  2. I'm grateful for your dirt too. :) But I'm more grateful for YOU!