LINDA MICHELWHITE
MENTOR IN TRAINING
PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION

Seniorisms by LMW, Old Habits Are Difficult to Break

Emmet Fox has been like a mentor to me...  I'd like to relate to a story of his...

Bear Hugs Kettle

“There is an anecdote of the Far West which carries a wonderful lesson... It appears that a party of hunters, being called away from their camp, left the campfire unattended, with a kettle of water boiling on it...

Presently an old bear crept out of the woods, and, seeing the kettle with its lid dancing about on top, promptly seized it... The boiling water scalded him badly; but instead of dropping the kettle instantly, he proceeded to hug it tightly — this being a bear’s idea of defense... Of course, the tighter he hugged it, the more it burned him; & the more it burned him, the tighter he hugged it; and so on in a vicious circle, much to the undoing of the bear"...

This illustrates perfectly the way in which some of us hug our problems so tightly to ourselves & constantly replay them to ourselves and others.”

I used to be like that until I learned how to put my focus on figuring out a positive solution…  I can’t do that if negativity is allowed to slow my progress… This forces me to carefully assess the situation & then decide the best way to handle it…  It’s in those times I decide I must, “Let Go & Let God”... There’s a reason windshields are made so much bigger than rear view mirrors… There is no power that can change the past, so I must let it go & move forward one day at a time…
Once I’ve made that decision I’m reminded that,

“Life Is A Gift”...  

Yesterday is History,

Tomorrow is a Mystery,

But Today is a Gift,

That’s why it’s called,

“The Present”...

Think about it!

Signing off for now this is,

Linda Michel White

Mentor In Training

By Linda Michel

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