Get Off The Nail January 29, 2013Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Lessons, Mindfulness.
Tags: Change, Happiness, Life Lessons, Mindfulness
As he greeted the elderly gentleman sitting in the side yard, an old dog at the farmer’s feet lifted its head and let out a low moan.
When the salesman started to ask for directions, the dog lifted its head and moaned again.
As the dog moaned a third time, the salesman asked, “What’s wrong with your dog?”
The old man looked at the dog and said, “He’s lying on a nail.”
“Lying on a nail?”
“Yep. Bothers him enough to complain about, not enough to make him move.”
Source: e-mail from unknown author
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How often are we like that old dog? Staying put rather than making necessary changes?
* The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. ~ J. Pierpoint Morgan
* And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin