Due to the generosity of some friends, Nancy and I were given access to pick up large, paper shelled pecans from under a huge tree on Custer. We had already picked up many from John Stevenson’s trees that were shelled and in the freezer. Still, we have learned that, when it comes to pecans, we better make hay while the sun shines. Most years are not so bountiful. One day I came home and discovered that Nancy had filled a fairly large sack with those large, paper shelled pecans. She likes to get things done. I am glad she does.
Our plan was to drop the pecans off to be cracked at a business in Hobart when we went for a visit with extended family. After getting them cracked, we would sort through them and add to our stash in the freezer. It wouldn’t take long and wouldn’t cost much. Then the coronavirus arrived, and we put all trips to Hobart on hold. The sack of pecans sat and waited. So did we.
To help pass the time, I decided to shell some of the pecans with the old hand held hullers Nancy inherited from her dad. I had not used them in years. They still worked! I limited each pecan hulling session to two double handfuls. While I hulled the pecans on the back patio, the dogs begged for a few, and I shared. Nancy joined the fun. Slowly, but surely, the bulging sack slimmed down. Eventually it was empty and our freezer was fuller.
If I had opted to continue doing nothing because I was waiting on the big thing, the pecans would still be in the sack. Doing something always accomplishes more than doing nothing. Most of life’s successes happen slowly but surely, rather than one and done. I heard my daddy tell workers who were standing around, “Do something, even if it’s wrong!” I don’t necessarily agree with his statement, but I do believe there is always something we can do to make things better.
Never overlook what you can do by anticipating what you might do. An entire sack of pecans can be hulled, a couple of handfuls at a time. An entire life will be lived, one day at a time. Make the most of every day.
I love you, Earl
Family Worship Reopening Attendance
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- Family Worship on May 31, Saturday at 5:00 p.m.; Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Doors will open 15 minutes before each service. No Nursery or Childcare or LifeGroups
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