There is a time for everythingThe Wise Guy himself, King Solomon, acknowledged that there is a time for everything.
and a season for every activity under heaven:
A time for everything.
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
A time to pick up dog poo and a time to let it lie.
At my house, its a time for picking up poo!
All winter long, I let it lie ... and yesterday, I spent ALL afternoon picking it up.
It was work (I've the blisters from the pooper scooper to prove it) and not necessarily something that I enjoy doing ... but, here's the thing, I DO enjoy walking across my yard without having to have my eyes glued to the ground the entire time, hopping and skipping to avoid any mishap ... so the clean-up was (of course) worth it.
I almost took a photo of one of the two wheel barrows I filled with the foul collection, but I thought better of it ... and spared you the sight - and myself from reliving it! (Instead, I blessed you with a pic of the poo-ers.)
All this poo talk reminds me of the figurative poo in my life. (Haven't we all got a little poo on the yards of our lives?) If I let it lie for awhile, it has a way of piling up ... and then it is such chore to clean. I'd much rather deal with it on an as-it-comes basis and spare myself the blisters ... but, in the end ... whether its a 2-wheel barrow job - or a single pooper scooper job - the yard is always so much nicer poo-free.
Of course, as Solomon says,
Whatever is has already been,
and what will be has been before,
and God will call the past to account.
- Ecclesiastes 3:15
So, there've been 2-wheel-barrow days before ... and there'll be 2-wheel-barrow days again. There's nothing new under the sun ... but TODAY the yard is poo-free (to the best of my knowledge), and for that I am thankful!!!