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“Just Do It!”  Don’t think some more about it or plan to do it another day or wait until the sun is shining.

Do you procrastinate?  The cure for procrastination is that popular Nike ad:  “Just Do It.”  Yesterday I did it.  I visited Ruth who is alone and lonely.  Ruth has some memory loss; so, conversations are difficult, and I tend to find reasons why I do not have time to visit her.  But I did it yesterday—I visited Ruth.

She was delighted to see me.  She proudly showed me the jacket she had purchased in Alaska with her birthday money.  Then I suggested that we look at her Alaska trip pictures.

Her daughter had sensitively added captions to each picture; so, I could read Ruth’s book like a story.  We paused often and I exclaimed about the beauty of the glaciers and the eagles and how happy she looked in the pictures.

We spent a comfortable fun twenty minutes together.  As I left, she said, “Please come again soon!”  As I got in to my car, I felt so happy, and said a prayer of gratitude:  “Thank you Lord for urging me to “Just Do It!”

May Nike’s motto be our motto every day.  Who do you know right now who is hurting?  Sad?  Ill?   Please go care for him or her today.  Write a note.  Make a phone call.  Give a hug.  Do it Today.

God bless.

Sherri Maat

Sherri Maat

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