I took this photo in Tyson’s Corner many moons ago.
If anyone knows where to get this couch, please let me know.
I want it–really! 😉
I took this picture of a cow stampede when hiking in the mountains.
The cows first came up to us all friendly and then after staying for a little bit, decided to bolt off across the open field.
Together–it was like a mini stampede.
It reminded me of a situation recently, where I felt bad that I had stampeded (albeit inadvertently) on someone’s feelings.
We received a delivery–actually a new couch (the other one we were replacing was really uncomfortable and it was high time to go).
At one point, I was taken a little aback when the delivery man asked me, admiring it–“How much was it?”
Not wanting to really say specifically, I just said nonchalantly, “Oh, not so much.”
But the man pressed on and said, “No really, how much was it?”
I was a little uncomfortable, but I figured he’s just making conversation, and honestly it wasn’t extravagant so I say in a round figure what it was.
Then I see his face go dark, and I realized what had accidentally happened.
It was perhaps a bit much for this nice man (although I really don’t know his situation, but just his facial expression).
Anyway, I felt terrible and proceeded to say something light and then we chatted for a little bit.
I think it is important to feel for all people–trying to make the best with what G-d provides and deal with everyday tests and challenges.
We are all people–and at any moment–what befalls one, can befall anyone, so we must be grateful for each and every blessing, for however long G-d grants it. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
It weights about 40 lbs and extends like an accordian in just about any configuration you can imagine.
One minute it’s a chair, a bench, a love seat, a couch–it’s straight, curvy, a circle–it’s short, it’s long–whatever you want.
This is what we should aim for–whether it’s with technology, leadership, or life–flexibility to meet the needs of the occasion.
Like this couch–be flexible and adaptable yet stable and reliable–and you will amaze!
Just want to nominate this couch for the best high-tech looking couch award of the year.