Friday, October 31, 2008

Just mow around the stump...

Hello all,

I used to work as a Biomedical Equipment Technician in a hospital in Tennessee. Those are fancy words for...I fixed medical equipment. It's a really good career and I did enjoy it most of the time. But somehow, I manifested the most negative, cynical and manipulative person in my life. And to make matters more interesting, I manifested this person to sit at a desk less than 10 feet from me.

Now...I don't think it was all my fault actually. I had been working with a fellow technician for about 3 years, and that technician died of a heart attack one weekend. We were actually very good buddies and I don't mean to make light of the fact that he died, but that's what happened. I left one Friday and never saw him again and I still miss him to this day. Especially when I looked around and saw what kind of idiotic jackass took my buddy's position.

So, I either manifested my buddy's death or God stepped in and it wasn't about me at all. That is what I think happened. Anyway, one day I was venting about my circumstances to a friend/coworker one day and he relayed a story to me that his Father had told him.

"Picture this person as a huge, ugly, dead tree stump in a field of beautiful green grass. When you have to mow that field, don't complain about it and focus on the eyesore in the middle of it. If it is in your way, mow around it. Don't focus on the stump, focus on the beauty of the lawn and nature."

I thought that was awesome and I have used that visualization everyday since then. It really helped me too. I recently left that position to pursue more exciting endeavors...those more in line with my passions. But I will never forget how that simple visualization helped me get through some very tough days.

Thank you God for putting that person in my life and thank God for all my blessings.

I am truly grateful.

Peace to all,


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