By Gerry Murray. 12-01-2020
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"Youth has no age.” ~ Pablo Picasso
It’s my birthday today! Always a time to reflect and think ahead. And, also to take things easy...
Do you eat sugar?
There are many wonderful stories attributed to Gandhi, such as this one that I sometimes tell in workshops.
A woman brought her son to see Gandhi. She was concerned about the boy's health because her son had a tendency to eat too many sugary foods and was becoming quite overweight.
After waiting (no pun!) for several hours the lady was led into a room where Gandhi sat quietly.
He said, "Madam, what can I do for you?"
She replied: “Mr Gandhi, I would like you to please tell my son to stop eating sugar.”
Gandhi looked at the boy and then turned to the woman and said: “Please come back in 3 weeks.”
The woman left and returned 3 weeks later. Once again, she waited several hours to meet with Gandhi. Eventually, she entered the room and repeated her request: “Mr Gandhi, I would like you to please tell my son to stop eating sugar.”
Gandhi turned to the boy and said: “I want you to stop eating sugar.”
The boy replied: “Ok, Mr Gandhi."
The woman became somewhat confused and a little frustrated and turned to Gandhi and said: “Mr Gandhi, I came here 3 weeks ago to ask you to tell my son to stop eating sugar and you sent us away. Today, you immediately tell him to stop eating sugar. Why did you not tell him this the first time?”
Gandhi turned to the woman and said: “You see Madam, 3 weeks ago I was still eating sugar myself.”
Taking a Break
Applying my own advice from last week, I’ve decided to take a break from running Personal Development seminars for the general public to focus on other professional activities. Therefore, my last seminar, for now, will be next weekend.
More info and registration details here…
Have a wonderful week!
Forget about the past, you can’t change it. Forget about the future, you can’t predict it. Forget about the present, I didn’t get you one.
Age is a relative thing. All my relatives keep reminding me how old I am.
You know you’re getting old when you go to an antique auction and three people bid on you.
Statistics show that those who have the most birthdays, live the longest.
When’s your birthday?