I know it is now the end of June already, but this post has been brewing since May Day. I love May Day and when it comes I always want to go deliver May Baskets. I just didn’t have my act together this year, unlike one of our neighbors. Their May basket was puppy chow and this little homemade hamburger. What an adorable and tasty treat! I wouldn’t be able to pull that off even if I did have my act together.
The problem is that when you live in a village, less than a handful of houses have May basket delivering age of children; so when we didn’t have our act together, it felt like we really let down the village kids.
On top of that, I’ve been feeling like I lack in purpose of late and feel like I should do something to help our village other than getting my act together for May Day next year. I was feeling this way so much so that when I saw the sign saying that they needed a volunteer for the village board for three months, I actually said I would volunteer. I could do my part to make this world a better place!
Then the next day I walked into the post office and saw a sign that said the village board would be meeting that week about some refinancing issue. I envisioned myself grudgingly walking to the meeting since I’d have to give up my evening for it, and then sitting there with some guys that I really don’t know and having nothing at all to say.
I then realized I was missing my calling and un-volunteered. I still don’t know what I can do to help our village, but I know sitting in a meeting where they’re discussing refinancing of loans related to the drainage system is not where I’m going to be of help.
At this point, I better just focus on Halloween treats and litter patrol.