From The Storyteller
February 18, 2019 Just Saying
The conversation got real bizarre when he started talking about the US Post Office as a conspiracy tool being used to take over the country. Yes, he rightly pointed out there was a post office in every town, and they could know our weaknesses because they could read all our mail.
Actually I just made up this pretend conversation.
Old quote, “Just cause they say it so don’t make it so.” Another quote, this time from my dad, “A person is just as good as their word.” The result - I don’t believe everything I’m told, and I always try to do the things I said I will do.
So here are a few tips I’ve gleaned over the years.
First, people vote with their feet. Words can reflect a person’s honest feelings, yet in life, actions don’t always end up matching the words. Pay attention to how people act, and you can get a pretty good idea of where they’re going. Second, promise small and perform big. Almost reaching that bold goal, still comes off as failure. If you don’t finish the race, any thoughts of winning are just wishful thinking.
This leads me to brag on the bulk of the people I’ve met in my life. Call me lucky, but the few who really had trouble being honest and those who never quite “get it done”, make up a tiny portion of the people I’ve encountered.
Unlike my opening conspiracy story, my weekly Shoemaker stories are not fiction. A long time ago I learned the more I focus on looking for the “good” in people, the more “good” I find. It makes life easier for me and much more fun.
You’re dealing with the same folks I’m dealing with. What’s your focus? It’s your story; you get to choose.
Moral: Just saying.