Pastor’s Corner: Calendar Questions

July 13, 2022

When my kids were in high school and we were driving from one place to another (that happened a lot), nearly every trip included some variant on this conversation.

One of them: “Hey, Dad, can you drop me off and pick me up on a particular day and time?”

Me: “That’s a calendar question. I can’t do calendar questions while I’m driving.”

In fact, I cannot keep a calendar or a schedule in my head. Do I have an appointment with someone? Yes, I can remember that. Do I know where? That’s likely. Do I know what day or time it might be? No. I don’t. That part doesn’t stick.

You would probably agree that it’s really important that I keep my appointments. I think so, too.

That’s why I keep written calendars and why I keep them in a format that I can always have with me. A calendar on a desk somewhere else doesn’t help me when I need to add something to it or when I need to know where I’m supposed to be at this moment. For many years I used a tiny planner that fit in a shirt pocket. When I began using digital systems, the crucial piece was that something had to go in a pocket. These days my calendar rides with me in a pocket, always at hand.

Without it I wouldn’t be lost, but I also wouldn’t be where people expected me to be.

What’s the point of all this? Find the help you need. We all need assistance with something. It might sound trivial, but it’s important to you, isn’t it? If you can take care of it with a calendar, great! It might take more than that, though: doctor’s visits and treatment, therapy, new education, properly fitting shoes, a tool that suits you.

Find the help you need. It’s the best way to be the best you.

With aloha,

Pastor Eric

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