It’s kind of funny that I didn’t participate in last week’s Five Minute Friday, if only because the topic last week was “Speak”. I was so busy that I forgot to speak here on this blog-like experience!
Anyways,onto today’s prompt, which is “Guide”. I’ve actually recently, in my video production, thought about making some new guides. It seems like every time that Stephanie and I turn around, something else is broken in our new house. It’s not that we can blame anybody for this really, it’s just that nature has decided it wants to work against us as we get used to being home owners. We’ve had multiple torrential downpours, which has flooded our yard, our basement, and has caused erosion of our side yard. It’s even created a crevice in our driveway, which is making it difficult to back in and out of! How rude!
Saying all of that to say that, as we’re ourselves learning about how to handle these situations, it’s struck me that we’re throwing away a lot of great opportunities to film and create guides for others who might be having these kinds of problems with their own homes. Which just begs the question: how often do we go through life without looking for a guide of our own? Whether it’s house work, or financials, or our everyday struggles, so many of us just want to tough it out, figure it out on our own, and push through. But, here’s the thing: we don’t have to. Ever.
Not only are there those out there whom have more experience, more knowledge of different fields, or just have thought things through differently, that there should be no reason that we struggle with everyday things. Why not just use those resources, whether they be personal (friends/family), intellectual (books/Youtube), or religious (religious officials/religious resources), to make your own life easier? And then you can pass off your own knowledge to others whom are working to better their lives as well.
And, with that, my five minutes are over (by about a minute). Let me know what kind of guides you use to figure out things (especially home-repair/improvement). I’d love to hear your thoughts!