"With the world on my shoulders it gets hard to relate." - Jazzanova, What Do You Want?
Photo by Chai.
There are six bags of clothing ready for Goodwill sitting on my patio right now. In the last 6 months, they've gone from my closet to cluttering my bedroom to the living room and now outside where they just might sit another day even though this is the last day of the calendar year, I could use the tax break, and more importantly, there are people out there in need of clothes and shoes.
Laziness has plagued me my entire life.
Yesterday's lesson was titled Be Generous Even When Your Instincts are Lazy. This is something I'm going to have to work on. I'm charitable with my money but stingy with my time.
The Lady is in town and no one would begrudge me that we're doing cheesy beach walks and enjoying Chinese take-out and breakfast making and bad daytime television amongst the other treats of our time together but...those clothes are sitting there.
As I'm generous with those closest to me, the better thing -- the right thing -- would be to have just as much zeal and passion for doing for others.
And yet, those bags aren't inching any closer to more appropriate owners.
Maybe they'll make it there before we go see Doubt this afternoon.
Sadly, I doubt it.