It's easy isn't it to wonder why "they" haven't done something isn't it? I mean for example - why haven't "they" cleaned out that corner flowerbed at the church? Why did "someone/they" leave candy wrappers on the gym floor? Why don't people at the gym put their equipment back in the order they found it - don't "they" have any sense of order? Why are the chairs strewn around in a higgeldy-piggeldy manner after a meeting - why don't "they" put things away? Someone should let the "they" know that certain things should be done a certain way, right?
When in your life, or maybe you haven't yet, did you figure out that you are the "they" that you believe should be taking care of all the incidentals of community living, whether it's in a church, a business office, or in your home. I remember one day when it dawned on me that there just weren't enough "theys" around to get the job done and that, oh my gosh, I was now one of the "theys" that I had always depended upon to make things civilized, orderly and just right!
I try not to be too preachy in my posts but as is the way at times, I need a little preaching to myself so I'm putting you readers in the "they" questions column along with me. Today, I tackled a couple of projects that I thought "they" should be doing. They weren't huge tasks, nobody told me or asked me to do them, I definitely won't be getting a gold star, and I can remain anonymous as long as you don't figure out the tasks I managed to squeeze into my day which was pretty full of things to get done without doing a "they" job.
I remember my sis telling me one time about an experiment in which she participated - one involving committing acts of random kindness in a neighborhood that was not her own. The bottom line of the experiment involved a police car pulling up next to her and asking her "what she was up to?" After her explanation, I think the cop understood, but the neighbors were definitely suspicious of a young woman seemingly just wandering in the neighborhood, stooping occasionally to pick up a piece of trash or pull a small weed. We are suspicious occasionally of one of the "theys" doing something they're not required to do - it makes us a little uncomfortable and maybe casts them in the light of a patsy or a chump - but think about it. Maybe today you'll see something that "they" should have done and you'll find yourself bending to the task............spiritually, and you know I always try to tie a little of that into each post........spiritually it sort of all comes down to the golden rule of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, doesn't it?
Let me know if something just jumps right out at you - at you enough to convince you that you are one of the "theys."