In my travels yesterday, I passed a woman dressed in a Lady Liberty costume, pointing us passers-by toward a tax accountant's office in the strip mall behind her. That reminded me of a self-imposed deadline on my calendar. So, I spent the better part of today organizing the year that was 2009 to begin doing our taxes on Monday. As I was sorting through stacks of paperwork on my desk, despairing over the unglamorous week looming ahead, I came across this quote from Erma Bombeck. Totally turned my day/week/year around!
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me".