Mar 26 2012

Dreamer

You gotta love the underdog.

I don’t follow sports that much, unless there’s a heartwarming story attached to it.

Saw this story on 60 minutes last night about Novak Djokovic:

He’s from Serbia. He was hanging outside one day watching a tennis camp, the teacher handed him a racket, and a few days later that teacher was explaining to his parents that he was a golden child.  He was 5 years old. 

But, this was Serbia.  It’s a place that knows more about war, then Wimbledon.  

But, he dreamed about Wimbledon.  He took a little improvised trophy made of plastic and practiced saying in English  "Hello. My name is Novak Djokovic. And I'm a Wimbledon winner."

Now he really can say that.  When he won it last summer his whole country celebrated a little boy that dared to dream in a place that was full of nightmares.

So, I might start watching Tennis now.  This guy makes it look fun.

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Mar 23 2012

Lower the Bar

Solution…if you find yourself always saying you need more time. 

Talking about this study today that said women spend 3 hours a week redoing the chores of their men…

How about getting those 3 hours back. 

Heard from a guy…who says his wife does that…makes him not want to do it again...

Heard from a mom, who says she stopped doing that for her children, because she felt like she was making them think that they weren’t good enough. 

Maybe you could consider stop trying to be so perfect. 

My mother has drilled this into my head…”don’t let the perfect be the enemy of good”. 

Just lower the bar a bit.  They’re help is good enough.  Now you can go get a manicure. 

It’s reminds of the story in the Bible when Jesus goes to John the Baptist and asks him to baptize Him. Up to this point Jesus hadn’t done any miracles, hadn’t started his ministry ye, this was like his big introduction into society.  This was the beginning.  After He was baptized God said, “this is my son with whom I am pleased.” 

He hadn’t done anything “works”  to earn it.  God loved Him.  Period.

If only more people understood that kind of love.  The never ending, never ceasing, unconditional love that God has available to you.  There’s only one thing required, that you accept it. 

You are an example of that love to others that don’t know God yet. 

So lower the bar for yourself and for your friends and family.  Love them where they are for who they are.  Just like God does for you.

“I pray that you may know how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ. “ –Ephesians 3:17-19

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