Thursday, July 12, 2018
"Opportunity follows struggle. It follows effort. It follows hard work. It doesn't come before." Shelby Steele
Sardar was given the job of painting the white lines down the middle of a highway.
On his first day he painted six miles; the next day three miles; the following day less than a mile.
Then the foreman asked Sardar why he kept painting less each day?
He replied, “I just can’t do any better. Each day I keep getting farther away from the paint can.”
It's Simplicity Day! This is honor of Henry David Thoreau, philosopher and proponent of simple living. Good time to clear out the clutter in our lives and minds. It's also Night of Nights Day (through the Maritime Radio Historical Society, honors the skilled workers of the radiotelegraph trade; last commercial Morse code transmission was this day in 1999), Etch A Sketch Day (a favorite toy to many generations), Different Colored Eyes Day (known as heterochromia), Pecan Pie Day (save me a slice), and New Conversations Day (started by Awkward Silence this year to encourage us to go beyond the small talk of weather and sports with new people; ask them where they'd travel, what birthday traditions would they change; there are ways to ask interesting questions without being political or invasive.)