"Was there ever such an employer." (Scrooge – Charles Dickens)
This classic transformational change in a miserly man's heart captures the essence of the reformation that can occur not only during this special time of the year, but experienced throughout the year.
Strength of Vision
The day had arrived for Pat as she returned to the homeless eye clinic. She was excited because her new glasses had arrived.
Pat was ushered into the room and when that special moment arrived the glasses were fitted and adjusted over her eyes. Satisfied with the process, the optometrist asked, "Well, Pat, what do you think?"
The importance of a checklist cannot be underscored enough. In fact, without sounding too melodramatic, it may mean life or death if the items on the checklist are not followed.
In actuality, the devising of a checklist was born from such a life and death situation.
This is a Football!
"The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual" (Vince Lombardi).
There was no talk of past achievements, no words of sympathy for the devastating loss there was only focus…focus on the rudiments of the game.
Beauty of Change
The changing seasons are a testimony of the transformation that occurs in our physical world and environment. Physical changes are also reflected back at us as when we look in the mirror and see that individual with a few more gray hairs or additional smile lines.
Behold the toolbox!
It is the noble companion of the successful DIY (do it yourselfer) when it comes to meeting the demands of maintaining one's home, reducing costs and keeping the spouse happy by crossing off item after item on the to-do list.
What Is Your Value?
A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of two hundred, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands immediately started going up.
"I am going to give this $20 bill to one of you but first, let me do this."
Sharpen Your Axe
I remember being taught to sharpen the axe because a dull axe meant harder work. I also learned that spending time to sharpening the axe, meant less energy on my part and more effectiveness to the task at hand.
Invest In Others
The last person presented before the king was an elderly woman. Her manner was quite humble, as was her dress. She hardly looked the part of someone who would be honored as the greatest subject in the kingdom.