Nate’s Monday Morning Message
Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message…I trust that each of you reading this are enjoying the holiday season so far! For us there have been plenty of decorations, parties and holiday deliciousness! The story below highlights something important that I think is timely for this week…what we focus on is what we hear, see or feel. Focus on seeing or hearing the positive, you will begin to see more of it appear in your life. On the contrary, focus on the negative, and you will get more of the same. This time of year, is filled with all kinds of things to hear, see or feel…how will you choose? Let’s make it a great week!
The Cricket! Author Unknown
A Native American and his friend were in downtown New York City, walking near Times Square in Manhattan. It was during the noon lunch hour and the streets were filled with people. Cars were honking their horns, taxicabs were squealing around corners, sirens were wailing, and the sounds of the city were almost deafening.
Suddenly, the Native American said, “I hear a cricket.” His friend said, “What? You must be crazy. You couldn’t possibly hear a cricket in all of this noise!”
“No, I’m sure of it,” the Native American said, “I heard a cricket.” “That’s crazy,” said the friend.
The Native American listened carefully for a moment, and then walked across the street to a big cement planter where some shrubs were growing. He looked into the bushes, beneath the branches, and sure enough, he located a small cricket. His friend was utterly amazed.
“That’s incredible,” said his friend. “You must have super-human ears!”
“No,” said the Native American. “My ears are no different from yours. It all depends on what you’re listening for.”
“But that can’t be!” said the friend. “I could never hear a cricket in this noise.”
“Yes, it’s true,” came the reply. “It depends on what is really important to you. Here, let me show you.”
He reached into his pocket, pulled out a few coins, and discreetly dropped them on the sidewalk. And then, with the noise of the crowded street still blaring in their ears, they noticed every head within twenty feet turn and look to see if the money that tinkled on the pavement was theirs. “See what I mean?” asked the Native American. “It all depends on what’s important to you.”
WORDS OF INSPIRATION
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost
“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you’ll start to see a big difference in your life.” – Yoko Ono