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Just the facts, ma’am
April 15, 2015
By: Cheryl Sadgrove
Client: ABHOW |
The hiking trails surrounded by clear blue water drew Lori Lewis to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve on the California coast. The marine life, shorebirds and rugged coastal terrain kept her coming back.
Lewis fell in love with the landscape when she briefly lived in nearby Carmel in the 1970s. So, when she retired from being a professional pianist and returned to the area five years ago, she applied to become a volunteer docent at Point Lobos.
Imagine an umbrella. We’ll say it’s red and white. The forecast shows rain all day, so you grab it on your way out for work.
When you get to the office parking lot, you pop the umbrella open. Halfway through your trek to the front door, you step in an ankle-deep puddle, soaking one sock and shoe. What do you do? Snap the umbrella in half and toss it in anger because, despite keeping your head and shoulders dry, it didn’t protect your foot from the puddle? Of course not. An umbrella guards from the elements above — that’s one of its strengths.
This idea translates over to people. Our physical makeup gives us natural abilities and talents. Some people are good at communicating their ideas, others critical thinking. Those things are strengths. It’s sometimes easy to focus on the things we aren’t so good at. But think back to the umbrella — that seems a little silly, doesn’t it?