Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Can I hire someone to eat my vegetables, please?

A lot of my friends have been talking about organization lately.  We have lists of things to do, piles of paper to file, closets stuffed full of clothes and crap.

One of my friends has hired someone to come to her house and help her organize her home office.  Another had someone come to help her go through all of her clothes and decide what to toss/donate/repair.

Why do people hire someone to help them do something that they could do themselves?
Because it makes you do it.  It’s that simple. 

Back when I had a trainer come to my house twice a week, she made me get up and get active.  Now, left to my own devices, I don’t do anything. 
NOTE:  In fact, if it wasn’t for Cynthia I wouldn’t even walk twice a week!  Bless you, Cynthia – without you I would be even lazier than I already am! 

Yes, I have a treadmill (with TV in front), weights, mats, yoga videos – everything I need to work out – but I just don’t do it. 
Anyway, this got me thinking – do we need to hire someone to make us do other stuff we really don’t want to do, but will help us?  Here are a few that come to mind:

  • Go to the dentist.
  • Serve a family meal at the dinner table.
  • Shop for a new bathing suit.
  • Eat your vegetables.
  • Vote.
  • Think about child abuse.

Wait a minute – you can “hire” someone to do that last one – Community Partners of Dallas.  We’d love for you to hire us to help the children of Dallas County who desperately need your help.  Donate today at

Now, check that one off your list.  Thanks!
P.S.  My #FundraisingFriday gift is going to CPD.  I practice what I preach!



  1. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

    Same here, Paige. And God bless CPD and you.

  2. I don't even think my spirit is willing most days, Phoebe! Bless you too and thanks for your support!