Saturday, November 12, 2005

Crazy Dog

Rural wisdom: On the platform of a small-town realroad station years ago, two men and a dog watched the express train streak past. The dog went racing after it -- and was still chasing and barking at it when the last car vanished in the distance. "Crazy fool dog! Does he think he can catch the Empire State Express? snorted the stationmaster. After a reflective silence, his friend observed, "And what would he do with it if he did?"

Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Tide Always Comes Back

A successful businessman told me what had turned the tide for him when he was doing poorly. It was a picture of a boat stuck in the sand, the tide out. The title of that picture was The Tide Always Comes Back. Don't ever accept defeat. Never even think, I can't. Instead, say to yourself, "The tide always comes back." It will, if you will it so.