A few months ago I wrote about the importance of asking the right questions. I’m back with more questions about questions.
The other day I was talking with a friend about the challenge of life situations that we can not change and are not what we’ prefer. She said, “I’ve come to understand that when I can’t do anything differently – I need to be something different.”
wOw. and YES!
This conversation reminded me of an experience I witnessed years ago. One of my neighbors had several bird feeders. So he spent much time and energy trying to keep squirrels out of the feeders. He also spent a lot of time and energy being angry and disappointed.
One day I came home to see him relaxing on his front porch – smiling hugely. I went over to find out why. He pointed to a new sign he’d created and hung below one of the dishes of seed. The sign said squirrel feeder.
He’d chosen to stop doing something that wasn’t working and be something different.
So many times I’ve wondered what to do? what to do? The next time I start to ask this, I’m going to ask myself what to be instead.
Yep, when I grow up, I want to be a squirrel feeder. How about you?