Dana sent me a quote she wanted to share. I thought it might be a good reminder for all of us.
“This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind…let it be something good.”
I was so inspired by what Dana shared that I thought I should share something too. It’s the story of what happened when Dana came to visit last month.
Once upon a time, while Greg and Jimmy were out running errands, and I happened to be taking one of the longest showers of my life, Dana went into the downstairs bathroom. Not only did she go into the bathroom, but she also locked the bathroom door. This sounds innocent enough unless you know what Dana and everyone else knows who visits us, you can’t lock our bathroom door, it has “problems” opening again once it’s been locked. When I eventually decided to emerge from my overly long shower I heard Dana calling downstairs — you guessed it — she was locked in the bathroom. To make matters worse, she had been in there a fairly long time, during which time she found out there was no toilet paper 🙂 I told her through the locked door that we always have toilet paper in the drawer, but she said we definitely did not…and…that this was not the point…the point was to get her out. I tried to remove the door knob with tools, but after removing the entire knob assembly the door was still jammed. At that point there was only one thing to do, I told Dana, “Move back!”, and in my best Starsky and Hutch impression, I kicked the door down. It was very dramatic (and funny). We documented it.
And the moral of this story is…well…I will leave that up to all of you 🙂