I can't stand it.. I have to share one more skip poppin' pic.... check out the air this little one is catching as she was chasing the ducks....
We've had some crazy days here lately. Heck, I think we all have. Just turn on the news and you might get the heebie jeebies as, Small Farm Girl says. My golly if it isn't some crazy Middle East dictator, $105 a barrel oil, over the top grocery store prices, the train wreck that is Charlie Sheen, or for heavens sakes, the nightmare inducing line up on this season's Dancing with the Stars....its enough to send a person into fits.
But there's help. Do you want to know the secret to staying sane thru it all?
Go and help someone else.
We had the good fortune to help someone today and wow do I feel better. A couple weeks ago one of my pals asked me to save up 4 dozen eggs for her incubator. When she didn't call to arrange a time to pick them up, I wondered why? Then she told me that they suffered a dreadful family ordeal. Its not my story to tell but I will say that they are in a pickle for sure.
They are in no position to take the eggs so there were 48 lovely eggs sitting on my counter. I had no idea what to do with them. They really weren't good enough for eating because they were supposed to go in an incubator and hadn't been property chilled. Just as I was wondering what to do, I got an email out of the blue from a fellow asking me if I had eggs available for hatching? For heavens sakes.
Two hours later my new pal was standing in my driveway. Turns out he was looking for duck and chicken eggs for his incubator. It was like he flew right down from heaven. I knew it was a blessing for sure because this fine young man actually got out of his car, looked me in the eye, and shook my hand. If you are older than the internet you know that this is a miracle, for sure.(If don't know what I'm talking about look it up on wikihow under "having good manners".)
It further turned out that while we were in a whirl last week one of our little ducks made herself a nice little nest and sat her fluffy bottom right down. So not only did I have just-started-duck-eggs, but I had plenty of chicken eggs to fill his incubator! And I gave him a very good price. Absolutely a bargain. In fact, when we have turkey eggs he'll get an even better deal.
So we did each other a favor and I think we were both happier for it.
This type of small kindness - helping each other out - is a great way to find sanity in crazy times. Its also a wonderful reminder that we are all in this together. These are hard times and we all deserve a little help. So if you have the opportunity, friend, take time to help someone else. Do you have something sitting in your garage that another could use? Can you cut someone a deal on something they need? Are you on the lookout for what you can do to help someone else? Doing good works is something we are appointed to do and you never know how your small kindness will change someone else's life. I'm happy today because I got my counter space back and I know those eggs are going to good use.
Happy Tuesday everyone - now go and help someone!