Thursday, March 26, 2009

Do you really have to choose between the two?

This is another inspired by a “For Better or For Worse” comic Strip by Lynn Johnston. This one has the little boy showing off their new pup to his mate, saying, “ We’re calling him Farley! “ To which the other boy replies, “You’re right, Michael … He’s really neat.” To which Michael replies, “ Yeah – Now I can’t decide who I like best – my dog or my little sister!”
Not sure that most little boys I know/knew would have that problem, but this illustration show that sometimes we make hurdles for ourselves that are not really there, like in this case. In this case it is not a case of one or the other, but each in their right place and order. There are certainly times in a little boy’s life that nothing could beat a dog. But there are also many times that a dog just can’t cut it and a sister, even an annoying little sister at times, is just what is needed.
Neither by it/themself will meet all the needs that a person has, but both together, will satisfy more than either one individually. So the next time you find yourself thinking that you have to choose between the better of two options like this, really check to see if you really do need to make that choice or whether you can have the best of both options. But each in their proper place and order. What say you now?

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