Thursday, August 25, 2011

Don't Go Cockeyed

It's easy to become overwhelmed when you sit down and think of everything you have to get done not only in your business life, but also in your personal life. What can be even more stressful is focusing on the past or what you wish you would've done differently.

Instead of trying to complete everything at once, try breaking up tasks into a to-do list that will help you stay focused on your goals for today. We all have deadlines and goals for the future, but they become much easier to accomplish when you remember life only comes one day at a time.

Here's the way I see it: If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow, you're going to be cockeyed today. We'd love to take a few projects off your plate – give us a call to see how we can help!

When I Whine

I’ve always found inspiration reading stories about or meeting people who have faced challenges and overcame them. I recently read the following and wanted to pass it along:

Forgive Me When I Whine, by Red Foley

Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely maid with golden hair; I envied her - she seemed so gay - and oh, I wished I were so fair.  When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle, She had one foot and wore a crutch, but as she passed, a smile. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine; I have two feet - the world is mine.

And when I stopped to buy some sweets, the lad who served me had such charm; He seemed to radiate good cheer, his manner was so kind and warm. I said, "It’s nice to deal with you, such courtesy I seldom find."  He turned and said, "Oh, thank you, sir!" And I saw that he was blind.  Oh, God, forgive me when I whine; I have two eyes - the world is mine.

Then, when walking down the street, I saw a child with eyes of blue. He stood and watched the others play; it seemed he knew not what to do, I stopped a moment, then I said: "Why don’t you join the others, dear?"  He looked ahead without a word, and then I knew; he could not hear.  Oh, God, forgive me when I whine; I have two ears - the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I’d go, with eyes to see the sunset’s glow,  With ears to hear what I should know: I’m blessed indeed, the world is mine;  Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

Here’s the way I see it: Next time you focus on insignificant problems, think about Mr. Foley’s poem and remember how truly blessed you are.