And play I did! And I am better for it! I can’t wait to read the rest of the book.
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As I walked to the backside of the fence I realized the problem was with the post and I needed something heavy to push up against the base. I went into the shed and found a heavy 4×4 block and returned to the post and placed it at the bottom. But the post just went back to a leaning position. Not wanting to give up, I went into the garage to look for a longer board to prop the fence section up with. BINGO! I found one in the corner. I came around the corner, pushed the board into the ground and then leaned it into the fence section. Voila! Success! Mission accomplished! My fortitude and can do attitude paid off and now I had averted the domino disaster of the entire fence blowing down in the wind.
- How often do I let my first impressions cloud my view and not allow me to open my eyes to the garden or the jewel in front of me?
- How often do I move so quickly through my to do’s that I fail to stop and talk to a child, or to a co-worker, and really listen to his/her concerns?
- How often do I only hear the whining and not focus on the pain behind the cry?
- How often do I overlook the sadness or the frown on a child’s face because I have work to complete, instead of asking how they are?
Today I commit to finding the gem in the people and situations that are placed in front of me. I need to stop, look twice, change my perspective and see the jewels that are right in front of me.