Leaf Blower + Dog Poop = TROUBLE (2012)

Sunday morning I decided to help Tina with some yard work at her mom’s house.

Instead of taking all day to rake (I wanted to go to my Dad’s to watch the football game in the afternoon) I opted to borrow Dad’s industrial-strength backpack leaf-blower to clear the debris which still littered the lawn.

As the leaves began swirling around me like one of those ‘Catch the Cash in a Tornado’ glass booths, I noticed some additional ‘debris’ swirling around me. After a few near-hits, I shut down the blower to examine the situation. Turns out that Super Teddy (the rescued Yorkie-Pomeranian-American) had been implementing his own fertilization project randomly throughout the yard.

While I applaud his initiative, I nearly wore several pieces of it as they flung themselves around me like a monkey-poop-fight-fiesta at the zoo. 

How does this relate to life?

Many times, when we decide to go full-force into some new direction, we fail to properly preview the situation, clearing the minefield of possible stinky shrapnel which could derail progress or, at the very least, create an unpleasant situation.

Quite often, the time we spend scraping our shoes could have been avoided by pre-examining the field.

Have you got a big project coming up this week?

Are you willing to take the time to ‘check the field’ before you fire up your engines and plow into action?

Best wishes for you all to come out of this week with new growth and achievement.

Please make sure the only thing you ‘step in’ is the sweet smell of SUCCESS!


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