During recent travels my husband and I stayed with some friends that we’ve known for several years.
They have this peach
tree bush. It is the saddest little peach bush that you’ll ever see. Half the limbs are broken off and they keep propping us the few remaining ones. It’s seriously misshapen as bits of it rot and fall away. Fruit production? Not so much.
I have to wonder why they don’t just buy a new healthy tree and put that sad little bush out of its misery. Then I thought … you know, I probably do that in my life. Not with peach trees, but with how I live and how I relate to others. Why do I stick with the old (and non-working) and not look at new (and hopefully better working) options?
Time for a bit of introspection. Explore with me. Are there attitudes that need to go? Habits? What is not working? What other options are there? Go shopping for a new peach tree (attitude, habit, whatever) and let that poor old peach bush go.
The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it. Leo Aikman
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More food for thought: Habits Worth Making – from Couple Things
>A follow up post from a generous tip: Go Beyond What to Why – from The Generous Husband
Be generous! Lori <><