A woman looked out the window of her home and was horrified to see her German Shepherd shaking the life out of the neighbor’s pet rabbit. Her family had been quarreling with these neighbors; this was certainly going to make matters worse.
She grabbed a broom and ran outside, pummeling the pooch until he dropped the rabbit now covered with dog-spit—and extremely dead.
What was she going to do?
Young woman or an old hag! It depends….
The painting at the left can either be seen as an old haggish woman or a young girl. What do you see?
“All I see is trouble all around me.” That was the main theme of an e-mail I recently received. I was saddened by the circumstances my friend was facing but I was also reminded of something my mom used to say to me.
Whether you are a corporate manager or a parent, if you choose to lead, there will be times you feel as though you are in a war zone. Every day there are many skirmishes that present themselves and you must decide which are worth fighting.
I raised two daughters. I remember battles fought over the girls keeping their rooms clean. Both daughters could have won a beauty contest, but they lived like pigs. The Governor of our state declared their bedrooms a disaster area.
Once I tried to clean the rooms myself, but I heard “things” moving under the bed so I quit. I remember seeing mice and roaches running from the girls rooms with little suitcases yelling, “We can’t live like this any more.” Those two girls are now mothers with children of their own. Guess how there lives were impacted by those messy rooms?
Years ago a popular television ad showed several young people laughing and smiling as they enjoyed sailing on a blustery day. Then the boat was tipped to a precarious angle and spray splashed across the lens of the camera as the rich full voice of the announcer said, “You only go around once, so reach for all the gusto you can get.”
Do you remember the ad? Do you remember what that ad suggested would bring gusto to life?
Today’s post is a little different. My friend Roger Mater posted it on my Facebook Page. I watched this video over and over. Not so much to see the amazing jump, but to sense the spirit that made it possible.