Mud Puddles and Soap …


Mud Puddle - Morguefile.comMy brand new favorite saying from the Heartland …

“DON’T GO LOOKING FOR BATH SOAP IN A MUD PUDDLE”

When I overheard one old farmer say this to another old farmer, I was immediately engaged, on several levels.

I wondered, but could not learn what specific problem they were discussing … it could have been farming, politics, or the weather.

I was also transported back to my youth and the sheer joy of stomping around in mud puddles, oblivious to the mess, and totally happy.

One can go several ways with this very country-sounding observation. I came up with the following four possible applications within a few minutes:

Do not expect to find a thing designed to do an action in a place where it will not work.

Do not look for “magical ” cures for something, when the environment will not accept them.

The best product in the world will not work when overwhelmed by circumstances.

Sometimes continuing to play is more fun to play than cleaning up:).

Your turn …

WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU CONSIDER SOAP AND MUD PUDDLES?

Planning to hang around and listen outside the city limits a little more often going forward in the Heartland ….

John

 

 

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