Please don’t bother me with bad news, I’m on vacation.
We just got a new puppy four days ago, and our son’s birthday is tomorrow.
So being on vacation, I’ve had the opportunity to catch some of the ABC Evening News.
In the past day or two, ABC News reported we may be heading to another recession.
Is that possible?
Batten down the hatches.
Do you feel like quitting, giving up, or at the very least, backing down from reaching high?
Two of our most common feelings are:
- Dreaming Big Dreams
- Quitting because of the obstacles
So today’s thought for you to ponder, “What’s your big dream?”
And, “Are you still passionate about it or have you given up?”
The answers are obvious to the person who thinks things through, paying particular attention to what’s common sense.
What did you answer from yesterday’s choices?
The correct answer is open the window, let the dog sniff and reward the dog for waking you up.
You get bonus credit if you made an additional choice that wasn’t offered (on purpose), to grab a flashlight and take your dog outside to sniff even more thoroughly.
Why not yell at your dog to shut up and be quiet? After all, you work hard, you’re exhausted, and you have a big day tomorrow.
Sometimes we need the proverbial spanking, or maybe a kick in the buttocks, to rattle our cage enough to do what’s common sense but not common practice.
Ask yourself, “Why don’t I have a personal vision/mission statement?”
Imagine a child – maybe your child, niece or nephew – asking you, very seriously, “What’s the meaning of life?”
We expect everyone else to have a clue. But not ourselves.
Then one lucky day, someone did me the favor of a major cage rattling, and I finally did something about it.
Any other way is just lame.
Look at all these things we have to do:
- Buy Insurance
- Buckle our Seat Belt
- Say Thank You
- Brush Our Teeth
- Be Nice to Others
- Lock Our Doors Before Bedtime
- Do a Great Job at Work
- Blah, blah, blah
But, ask us to think about our personal vision statement, and you might as well ask us if we can grow a money tree.
Why is that? Am I missing something?