If you know this saying..."Nip It in the Bud", then you are showing your age. Must of us can hear the voice of Barney Fife echo through the annals of television history.
Others say, "Just Do It!"... "Yank it!"... "Put One Foot in Front of the Other".....all reminding us to "Take the Bull by the Horns!" and "GIT 'ER DONE!"
This worn out chair was the pride of all who have sat in it and may I say...there was a lot of sitting. All seven of us house-bound people competed for the right to sit in the BIG CHAIR. I taught more than one school lesson while in the comfort of it's cushions and many hours of devotionals and children's stories were enjoyed in this seat-and-a-half chair. But all things deserve to be given new life after they have served you well.
It was time... I had P-R-O-C-R-A-S-T-I-N-A-T-E-D far too long. What started out with "all guns a'blazin'" came to a rapid intimidation-factor stop. The longer I looked at the unfinished project, the BIGGER it GOT! Time passed... and passed... and passed... and passed....................you get the picture.
I couldn't do it...I had "bitten off more than I could chew."
So I did what any wise woman would do............I hid it! Yes, I pushed it into the teen room. Wrong place to hide the unfinished project. Now every teen boy on our side of the planet used it to prop his feet...ate his chips...do what teen boys do...used and abused my unfinished project. It was time to give in... "Nip It in the Bud."
I pulled that large mammoth out of the teen room and put it in full view... Right in the middle of the game room, half blocking the television.
I finished it.!
It has been brought back to life. Benjamin crawled up in it to read. It's destiny has been restored.
What a lesson to me..............things are rarely as hard as our minds have us believe.
"Just Do It!"