The young mother was ready for a few minutes of
relaxation after a long and demanding day. However, her
young daughter had other plans for her mother’s time .
“Read me a story, Mom,” the little girl requested . “Give
Mommy a few minutes to relax and unwind . Then I ‘ll be
happy to read you a story ,” pleaded the mother .
The little girl was insistent that Mommy read to her now .
With a stroke of genius , the mother tore off the back page of
the magazine she was reading . It contained a full- page
picture of the world . As she tore it into several pieces , Mom
asked her daughter to put the picture together and then she
would read her a story. Surely this would buy her
considerable relaxing moments .
A short time later , the little girl announced the completion
of her puzzle project. To her astonishment , she found the
world picture completely assembled. When she asked her
daughter how she managed to do it so quickly , the little girl
explained that on the reverse side of the page was the
picture of a little girl. “You see , Mommy, when I got the
little girl together, the whole world came together.”
Each of us has the responsibility to put our world together.
It starts by getting ourselves put together. We can become
better parents, friends, spouses , employees , and employers .
The first step is changing our attitude .