• Maree Mcmanaway

Are you using compasion and generosity as a conduit for your natural response?

Updated: Jun 27, 2021

With the end of 2020 drawing to a close, It's often a good time not only to empty out those office files, but to empty out any sore or hindering mind files too. Take 2 minutes to read and reflect on this story; Roberto de Vicenzo, the famous Argentine golfer, once won a tournament, where he was given his cheque on the day. After posing for photos, hand shakes, and smiles he received the cheque, then he headed to the carpark to leave. A young woman approached him in the parking lot. She congratulated him on his win, and then went on to tell him about her baby who was seriously ill and near death.De vicenzo was touched by her story and took out a pen and endorsed his winning cheque for payment to the woman. "Make some good days for your baby" he said, as he pressed the cheque into her hand. The next week he was having lunch in a country club when a PGA official came to his table. "Some of the guys in the parking lot last week told me you met a young woman there after your winning tournament." De Vicenzo nodded. "Well", said the official, "I have news for you. She is a phony. She's not married. She does not have a sick baby. She fleeced you, my friend." "You mean there is no baby who is dying?" said De Vicenzo."That's right.""That is the best news I have heard all week, said De Vienzo. There may be some of you who may be forgiven for becoming a critic who may say things like "well he must of had the money to not be affected", or "what a load of sh...." and so on... yet if you can stop reflect and then respond in a different way what could the the moral or message be ? We can at any time use compassion and kindness as a conduit for our response, in whatever connections we have had, are having or have yet to have, be they good or ungood. In doing so you hold the power, and therefore the ability to recieve the best result with whomever you connect with.

Quote;( Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.) If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should see sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

So on that note dear you, have a releasing, liberating, flourishing, thankful and peaceful week! By choice. You rock, you know that?!

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