The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude !

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Here’s my Wednesday story from my never-ending notebook and my everlasting coloured pencil.

Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude!
~ Ralph Marston

A gentleman once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby.

Surprised, he asked the sculptor, “Do you need two statues of the same idol?”

“No,” said the sculptor without looking up, “We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage.”

The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage… “Where is the damage?” he asked.

“There is a scratch on the nose of the idol,” said the sculptor, still busy with his work.

“Where are you going to install the idol?”

The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high.

“If the idol is that high, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?” the gentleman asked.

The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, “I know it and God knows it!”

Pause to Ponder

So….. what’s this story saying to you today?

Do you want to be the best parent for your children whether they, or anyone else, appreciates it or not?

Excellence is a drive from inside, not outside.  So why not excel at a task today – not necessarily for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction|?

How will that feel?

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