A story worth reading...

I heard a story recently I thought I would share with you...

A number of years ago a salesman had gotten lost and drove up to a house to ask for directions.  He got out of his car and walked up to the porch where an elderly gentleman was rocking in his rocking chair and an old hound dog lay stretched out near by.  As he approached the dog lifted his head and let out a moan.  A moment later the dog again lifted his head and moaned.  The salesman began to ask for directions when the dog’s moaning interrupted him.   He almost got his question out when the dog moaned again.

Finally the salesman asked, “What’s wrong with your dog?”

The old man looked down at the dog and then to the salesman and said, “He’s lying on a nail.”

“Lying on a nail?”, asked the surprised salesman.

“Yep”, said the old man, “It bothers him enough to complain about it, but not enough to do anything about it.”

Doesn’t that seem to be the way with some folks? They’ll complain about something, but they won’t do anything about it.

We don’t have to have the same outlook.  If something is bothering you then it is probably bothering someone else too. Take that step to do something about it.  You can affect change.


Tom Cuthbert