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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Banging your head on the windshield of life

As I was driving to work one morning, a dramatic struggle occurred right in front of me.  A mayfly was trapped in my vehicle. As it fluttered around the dashboard, it caught sight of the outside world through the windshield.  It started to fly towards the windshield, only to be met with the glass barrier. Nevertheless, it kept bouncing off of the windshield.  It was bound and determined to leave, though clearly its chosen path wasn't a way to exit.
Feeling sorry for it, I rolled down my window, hoping that maybe it would feel the breeze blowing in and be drawn to the exit.  I couldn't shoo it in the direction of the open window, since I was still driving and wanted to keep both hands on the wheel.
Finally, after a few unproductive minutes, the mayfly slowly made its way to the open window. In a zigzag motion, it slowly flew out of the window.

How many times are we so headstrong that we keep trying the same way, ignoring the fact that we’re basically going nowhere?  During these times, do we ignore the help from others, not realizing their different perspective is more than valid?  This little mayfly’s trials will serve as a lesson to me: sometimes when I least expect it, a window of opportunity may present itself. I just have to be more receptive to the new and different path.  

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Follow me Follow you

A few weeks ago, as I was looking through my Twitter follows, I was saddened to find that the first famous follower had unfollowed me. I remember being so excited that a comedian I had watched on VH1  had followed me on Twitter, but now was no longer.
As the pangs of disappointment began to diminish, I realized that it wasn’t all that bad.
 I have changed since I first joined Twitter.  I am more conscious of sending a tweet thanking people who are new to following me.  I do this to show my genuine appreciation. I am now finding that the newer followers I have gathered have followers numbering in the thousands.  Also, many of them have a check mark next to their name, signifying they are the person and not a fan page. 

I don’t take it personally when I am unfollowed. I am reminded of a quote I recently heard by Dr Seuss “Don’t cry because it’s over,smile because it happened.”