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Oh Wisdom, Wherefore Art Thou (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 23 2018Views/Reads: 154/62Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
One good thing about having wisdom is that you do not have to be too serious about everything in life.
 



One feature of the Christmas story has to do with the wise men. I'm not
sure if there were three or not, but if there were I should like to be 
number four. 

Wisdom is such a rare commodity today I think it would be a wise thing
to resurrect these wise men. After all, you never can have too much 
wisdom. 

I was thinking about this the other day as I was going over my weekly
“to-do-list.” I make one of these every week so I know what I'm 
supposed to do. As I finish one task, I check it off in red ink. 

It's not that I don't do a lot of things during the week, it's simply
that I sometimes don't do the things that I plan to do for the week. 

I certainly am not like the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage who has a
PhD in planning. I know that if I don't make my own plans and write 
them down, she will be glad to assist me. Looking at her “to-do-list,” 
makes me dizzy. How she can do so much in one week is beyond my 
understanding, and frankly, I don't want to understand. 

My “to-do-list” contains things that I want to do. That is not too hard
to figure out. My wife's “to-do-list” contains things that she wants 
done, whether she does them or I do them. 

For example. Next month my wife will begin making plans for next year's
Christmas. We are not over this year's Christmas and she has ideas for 
next year's Christmas. 

That brings me to the point of wisdom. I do not have enough wisdom, or
at least not enough that I would like to have. I am not smart enough to 
figure out how much I really need, but I am smart enough to know that I 
sure do need more wisdom than I've got. 

Wisdom tells us what we can do and cannot do. That sounds like my wife. 

One of the great advantages of getting old (and the definition of old is
up to the person using it) is that I can always say, “I'm too old to do 
that anymore.” 

The real problem with this excuse is, it does not work well with my
wife. She is, and I say this most cautiously, just a wee bit older than 
I am. When I offer this excuse, she always says, “I'm older than you 
and I can do it, so go ahead and do it, and no more excuses.” 

That is why I need to have my own planner where I can outline my own
plans. 

This created somewhat of a problem not too long ago. I am not making any
accusations, mind you. But I do have my suspicions. 

The beginning of the week I opened my weekly planner and noticed I had
jotted down “to-do” things I really did not quite remember. I just 
thought that was old age and I had forgotten I had jotted down these 
things. 

The whole page was filled with all kinds of things for me to do during
the week. I did not recognize one of them. Being the kind of person I 
am, I began doing those things and checking them off with my red pen as 
I finish them. 

When I got to the fifth thing to do, I was a little surprised and not
sure what it meant. It simply said, “Get groceries for the week.” 

I did not quite understand this. I went back through my weekly planner
to see when the last time I got groceries for the week was. I could not 
find one time that I did. 

Right after that one was, “Fill my wife's car up with gas.” 

The next one was, “Do the laundry for the week.” 

Now I was getting a little bit frustrated. I do not ever remember
writing any of these things down. I know I am getting old and lack a 
lot of wisdom, but this is ridiculous. 


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