The barn doors are huge and heavy. They are supposed to slide at the top, but they wouldn’t slide easily. It took all my might to close those things. Of course, the guys made it look easy so I left it to them most of the time. With our Gardening Seminar coming up on September 17 (see link below to register!!!) it was time for some of those neglected “to do” items to finally get done. David got the forklift out and lifted himself up in a bin and squirted some WD40 on the top. Boy, what a difference that made! In just 20 minutes or so the job was done and I could close those doors one handed. Seriously. No exaggeration!

It made me realize the truth of the old saying, “If the ax is dull, whet it” or the more modern principle from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People “Sharpen the Saw.” I looked up where that saying came from, and lo and behold, it’s from the Bible

Each of us have our own “ax” – ourselves. Have you ever woken up in the morning and felt apathetic because your get-up-and-go has got-up-and-gone? Maybe you’re neglecting some important self-care. Make it a priority to “sharpen yourself” whether that be exercising, reading, relaxing, going out into nature, socializing, or sleeping, it will help you be more effective in the long run! When you stay sharp, you will be amazed at how your “edge” will cut through the problems, obstacles and difficult situations, like a hot knife through butter!

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