I quite like my food, in fact, I LOVE my food, so after finishing up teaching a tiring lesson with a class of year 7′s I was thoroughly looking forward to biting down on a delicious ham and salad roll I had prepared the night before. I put down my things at my desk and proceeded through the staff room and towards the enormous fridge used by all the secondary staff. I swung the large white door open and peered into the refrigerator. Confusion turned into panic as the shelf I had placed my roll on looked unusually empty. It was gone! MY LUNCH WAS GONE! Thankfully someone was generous enough to give me some of their lunch that day, and I accepted it gratefully despite my disappointment that someone – one of my colleagues and friends had eaten my meticulously prepared lunch.
I have since recovered from my lost lunch, but what is disappointment if not a lesson in disguise, with that in mind I have a challenge for you.
Is someone eating from your fridge? Sounds corny I know, but is there someone in your life who is consistently ready with a jibe about your desires, plans and future success? Is there someone who is sucking the life out of your latest project, throwing dirt on your ideas and making your feel that it would be easier to just give up? IS SOMEONE EATING YOUR LUNCH?
You know if there is, in fact, you’ve already thought of them.
This is my challenge to you; Make them lunch, make it the best lunch you’ve ever made, include all the garnishing, ask if they would like cracked pepper on top. Don’t just share your lunch, go without.
I know what your thinking, “why would I do that?” there are actually two reasons I’d like to share with you.
Taking dissapointing events in your stride can do nothing for you but build character and allow you to stay focussed on the things that really matter in your life.
The sandwich stealer will soon find out that there is no point to continue testing your character. Though they may not understand why, they will find that your character really is unshakable and will not give into their taunts.
“Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.”
- Jim Rohn
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