You know what the secret to being intentional is? Having a good spouse. When I announced to JD that I thought we should clean out the closets and take some coats and blankets to a local charity, he was immediately on board. I found a few things in my closet, some coats from Moon, a couple of blankets, and JD grabbed coats, and for good measure, a couple of suits he no longer wore.
I was in the office trying to work while he finished putting things in the car. I say “trying” because my keyboard wouldn’t work because the batteries were too cold, and the ink in the printer had frozen. It’s not the most luxurious office, obviously. JD came in to get me and noticed that I was still wearing my robe and pj’s. I think it’s cute that after 17 years, he still doesn’t know me. He actually thought I was going, too. The point is, ONE of us went and I’m sure people were blessed. In fact, JD said that as soon as he walked in, one of our coats went to a young man wearing nothing but a Member’s Only jacket. Not only was it thin, it was out of style! Talk about good timing.
I also managed to work despite the cold conditions, play Barbies for a full HOUR, read my Bible, write and workout. It’s amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it. And if you don’t allow anything like housework or laundry get in the way.