Greetings from Thailand…what am I doing in Thailand some of you might ask?
My parents decided to retire to Thailand, and I for one am mighty grateful.
It’s just a short 6 hour flight from Osaka which is doable even with a 2-year old.
On our way back from the airport I happened to pick up a little magazine and was fanning through it when I came across some jokes.
One in particular caught my eye so I thought I’d share it with you as the message is one we can all learn from.
A man awoke one evening to discover prowlers in his storage shed.
He immediately called 911, gave his address, to report the prowlers and possible burglary.
The operator at the other end said, “Are they in your house?”
He said they were not, only in his storage shed in back of the house.
The operator said there were no cars available at the time.
He thanked the operator, hung up the phone and counted to 30 and called again.
“I just called you about prowlers in my storage shed. Well, you do not have to worry, as I just shot them all dead.”
Within seconds there were 3 police cars, an ambulance and fire engine at the scene.
After capturing the prowlers red-handed, the policeman asked the caller, “I thought you had shot them all.”
The man answered, “I thought you said there were no police available.”
So what does this have to do with success?
Too often in life we give excuses not because we can’t do something, but because we don’t want to.
How often have do we find ourselves saying we have no time or are too busy to study, exercise, or even send a short email to let others know we care?
It’s usually less of a do-I-have-the-time issue and more of a how-lazy-am-I one.
We are all given 24 hours; only we can choose how to use them.