Okay, so the Joy Dare for Saturday was 3 Gifts Reaped. Reaped? Doesn't that mean harvested or collected? Let me run off to Merriam-Webster for a sec. .....
: to get (something, such as a reward) as a result of something that you have done
: to cut and collect (a plant, crop, etc.) from a field
Well look at that. Something I more or less earned for myself, huh? Or collected from the great outdoors. Okay.
1. Wow, this is super tough.
Okay, well I did reap happiness when I put the effort into getting the kids out of bed and dressed. It isn't always easy to do that and some days I just don't want to. But I had been looking forward to the ambulance at Home Depot for a month and it paid off to put that effort in.
2. Next is the freedom that I felt at knowing where everything in my van is. Jackets, shoes, blankets, pens, diapers. No searching for every little thing, if I needed it I knew where it was because I cleaned out the van. Go, Me! So I did reap that.
3. Relief, sure we'll go with that. Getting desperate, but I did reap a sense of relief when I woke my sister up after Home Depot. We stopped in to give her one of the EMS trucks and to ask her if something belonged to her boys. I didn't want to wake her on her morning off, but as it turned out, she had overslept because she is used to her night shift and she was missing a special event that she had planned to go to with the boys. So I was relieved and also happy that I was helpful and not irritating.