Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Your LCD is Showing
As much as I'd like to convince others or fool myself, it snows a LOT in Calgary. Some years are relatively white-free; however this is not one of of those winters.
The reason I bring this up is to remind us all of a simple lesson...
When adversity strikes (in the form of a snowfall, terrorist attack, or tsunami) our greatest strengths and the purest of human spirit is revealed for the world to see.
So, unfortunately, are our ugliest traits. Things like honking, watching a grandmother shovel a pregnant woman's car out while strapping young men drive past, the snipers shooting at relief workers in New Orleans post -Katrina... that sort of thing.
We can't control what happens to us or our world... but we can certainly control how the world sees us and what our fellow man thinks of us.
Be careful when adversity strikes - either your true character or you Lowest Common Denominator will surely be showing!