We have a new music minister at our church.
He made nice, new music folders for each and every choir member.
I assume he recycled all the old ones but mine. Mine had been lost for who-knows-how-long before he came.
When I saw my pretty new folder (with my NAME on it and everything), I determined to change my music-losing ways.
I’m known for misplacing my music. I’m also known for having two (or six) copies after misplacing the replacements.
But in an effort to impress the new guy and enjoy my new, never-been-lost folder, I kept up with it. I was ever-so-purposeful about putting it back in my slot every Wednesday night.
But then, one week . . . I forgot.
I carried it somewhere else, got out of my routine . . . and it never found its way back to to Slot Number Two.
The next Wednesday night, I was without it. And the next.
And then the next.
Thankfully, I finally found it and put it back in its proper home.
Choir folders are not that big of a deal, but it’s the same way with so many things.
Newness is the very best feature of a system that works.
Unfortunately, it’s the one feature that has an expiration date.