The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – Pondering While Parenting
Posted by: Sue Atkins
Belief is all you need
A man was lost while driving through the country. As he tried to read a map, he accidentally drove off the road into a ditch. Though he wasn’t injured, his car was stuck deep in the mud. So the man walked to a nearby farm to ask for help.
“Warwickcan get you out of that ditch,” said the farmer, pointing to an old mule standing in a field. The man looked at the haggardly mule and looked at the farmer who just stood there repeating, “Yep, oldWarwickcan do the job.” The man figured he had nothing to lose. The two men and Warwick made their way back to the ditch.
The farmer hitched the mule to the car. With a snap of the reins he shouted, “Pull, Fred! Pull, Jack! Pull, Ted! Pull,Warwick!” And the mule pulled the car from the ditch with very little effort.
The man was amazed. He thanked the farmer, patted the mule and asked, “Why did you call out all of those other names before you calledWarwick?”
The farmer grinned and said, “Old Warwick is just about blind. As long as he believes he’s part of a team, he doesn’t mind pulling.”
So what is today’s story offering you?
How can you become more of a team?
How can you build more of the “we” rather than “me” mentality in your home this week?
What will that give you, your kids and your family as a whole?
What will building the team mentality teach your children about family life and Life generally?
What will be the benefits to you all long term?
What’s stopping you?