Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mowing My Grass

I love to mow my grass. There is nothing like spending an afternoon cutting the grass and then surveying the lawn and saying, “Look what I have done.” There is a sense of accomplishment. There is a clear visual representation of what has just been accomplished. Sometimes, when you work with people, you don’t get that sense of accomplishment. It takes time to shape a life. Sometimes people move backwards. It is important to have things that show accomplishment in our lives. Today, I tied my shoes! This week, I exercised four times. This year, I read through the Bible.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Splash the Wonder Dog

When Splash the Wonder Dog wants attention, she grabs something and then taunts me with it. She will grab a sock, a shoe, or anything else that will fit in her mouth. She then positions herself in front me and begins a soft growl. The game is on. I chase her, and she evades me. This doesn’t last long because she has one purpose in this game. After a minute or so, she hurls her body at me with her belly up. She releases the thing that she has captured with her mouth and waits for her reward. This whole thing is about Splash getting her belly rubbed. That is why she is the Wonder Dog.