May 30, 2009
Just like what happened last time, once more we're looking at
something that some folks will consider to be a trite
platitude. And once again, we cna discover that there is
actually something important and exciting within it.
The saying this time? "Take time to smell the roses."
There are those people who will hear that and accuse whoever said it of trying to keep them from getting ahead. But there are also those who go from the beginning to the end of their journey and have not learned anything along the way.
You've seen such people, and people who are becoming just like them. In the "Dilbert" comic strip recently, there were some about an MBA who had just joined Dilbert's company. What that particular MBA lacks in knowledge, he makes up for in buzzwords and jargon. And if you think that "Dilbert" is just a comic strip, ask someone who has been accused of leaking stories to the comic strip's author.
In some lines of work, people who are making a career in the field will speak of "paying your dues." Those who have "paid their dues" have smelled the roses.
Each rose has a gift for you. You'll see. You might not understand the gift today, but the day will come when you will - or someone will recognize you because of it.
Each gift from each rose which we smell along the way will make us that much wealthier when we get to where we're going.