Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, July 30, 2007

If I ran the zoo

I came across this book this weekend at the Rummage Sale, I had originally bought it for someone, it was in rough shape, but it was an original copy. It was going to be a surprise, someday down the road. I was enjoying the book with a 3 year old, the cutest little boy on the planet, Elijah. And he accidently ripped the pages when he was getting down. This may offend a lot of people, BUT first of all, I paid $.25 for the book (yes, I was going to give a gift that I paid $.25 for, it's the thought that counts and there was a lot of thought behind it) and secondly, it was an accident, and most importantly, we were reading the book! Books were made to be read, they were made to be used, and a well worn book is a road well traveled.

But the lesson that came from the book was great. If I ran the zoo said Gerald McGrew... it would be bigger and badder, and have the coolest animals from places YOU'VE never EVEN heard OF! I asked someone if they ran the zoo what would they do, and you know the answer "I would do it just like Dr. Current Zoo Runner". How is that for respect? I think that is the ultimate compliment. It seems that sometimes people come in and they think they can do it better, whether it's a birthday party or anything, but how about sometimes just giving credit where credit is due. This person I asked, is incredibly smart but never makes anyone feel stupid, and mostly, and one of his greatest qualities, he's incredibly humble.

It was a great lesson for me. Someone really wise (Katie) said "pride comes before the fall". I think its a great lesson that we need to learn. Be humble, boost others up instead of tearing them down. How great would the world be if we always boost each other up instead of beating and knocking each other down? I gotta remember this lesson.

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.


Pat said...

How ironic that I just read Proverbs 16:18 "pride goes before a fall..." just before reading your post. Are you speaking Lord?
Those are the qualities my former manager had...she knew how to build you up to get the best out of you, never once compromising her position as manager. It's a quality we all need to apply.

Margie said...


I am always amazed how God speaks to us over and over. Katie gave me some great advice there! And I will never forget it. I have a feeling I'll be needing this soon and very soon!!

KayMac said...

I gotta remember that too! thanks