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Morning Coffee: Playing Follow The Follower

Posted by Cyndie Shaffstall on May 12, 2018
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Inspiration For Today

“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
~ Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”

Playing Follow The Follower

Every morning a telephone operator in a small town received a phone call in which she was asked the time of day. One day, the operator asked her mysterious caller why he called every day to ask the correct time.

His answer? “I’m responsible for blowing the town whistle every day at noon, and just want to be sure I’m right on the second when I do it.” With a chuckle, the operator replied, “Here at the telephone exchange, we set our watches and clocks by the town whistle!”

Watch children in a schoolyard and you’ll notice the same thing. Children watch the child they perceive to be the leader, and then mimic his or her actions. They never realize that the other child is following the lead of still another.

So how will your day play out? Have you made original choices for the day, or will you be playing follow the follower? Either way, by bedtime tonight you will have been awake for about 16 hours and involved in some activity. Why not end the day with thanks – knowing that whatever you accomplished was by choice – not chance?

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