Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ever See a Three-legged Dog?

Have you ever seen a three-legged dog? I have. Do you know what three-legged dogs do? They carry on. Three-legged dogs accept their circumstances. Three-legged dogs adapt. Three-legged dogs carry on. Do you what three-legged dogs don’t do? They don’t feel sorry for themselves, they don’t expect sympathy from others, and they don’t expect praise or recognition for carrying on with three legs. 

Imagine a world where the attitude of people are as enduring and resilient as that of a three-legged dog. Of course, there are some like this now. Some who accept, and adapt, and carry on. But many more who do not.

Do I really need to list all the ways in which we are not as good as a three-legged dog? We look outside ourselves for who to blame. We look outside ourselves for who is going to help us. We become angry and bitter at what has happened to us, how we were treated (or ignored).

Have you lost something in your life? It could be anything. From an actual leg, to property, money, status, a relationship, or a loved one. Whatever challenges you have faced, and whether or not the result was as you wanted, are you able to accept the outcome? Adapt and carry-on? Are you are as good as a three-legged dog?

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