LeaderLynx – Attacked in Life’s Jungle?
A few days ago I had a very challenging day. I just hopped out of the shower when my phone rang. It was my wife, very shaken but okay after hitting a deer, swerving and then going down a small embankment. Fortunately she survived the ordeal without a scratch, but her car, not so much. My father-in-law’s response? “Was it a buck or a doe?” She wasn’t amused.
As I was tossing my briefcase in the car to head her direction, the phone rang again. It was a client with a major issue – major issue. I found myself throughout the day bouncing back and forth – solving challenges for others. I, like many others get so wrapped up in my own ‘To Do’ list that I don’t often enough pause to think how I can serve those around me. I don’t seek opportunities to help as much as I should.
But then I remember the words of Emily Dickinson, “If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one fainting robin, up to his nest again, I shall not live in vain.” By serving others we make a true impact on our world. Serve today.
Oh, and in case you, like my father-in-law, are wondering, it was indeed a buck (no, she didn’t think to count the points). And it fared a far better day than the car. It scampered on into the woods unscathed. My father-in-law? He’s getting the silent treatment… for now. Better him than me.