I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose two hours of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tip of the branches with both hands.
When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss. Afterwards he walked me to the car. We again passed by the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier. “Oh, that’s my trouble tree”, he replied “I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, those troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night
Are You Getting What You Want Out of Life?
If you are not getting what you want and desire out of this World, perhaps it is because you are not clear about your outcome.
My husband reminded me of this recently when I was running a half marathon. You see, I had a goal, but for the month prior to the race I hadn’t trained properly and was also experiencing some bizarre pain in my right foot. On the night before the race, I told him that although I had a goal to beat my previous time by 7 minutes, I would now be happy if I could even repeat my last time. He looked at me and said, “you can do this, you just need to DECIDE”. It was hard to refute this, since those very words had been my mantra with him and my boys forever. He said, get your eyeliner out and write your time on the mirror in our hotel bathroom. I thought about it, and then got the pencil out. I was tempted to write a time that was a few minutes slower than what I initially hoped to achieve – but th
Do you find yourself, at the end of your day, feeling exhausted yet unfulfilled? Wondering how you did so many…