Most of TEAM is on the road or in airports heading for Columbus, Ohio to gather and learn about our new project. We are going to introduce people to LIFE; Living Intentionally For Excellence, through the eight F's. Faith, Family, Finance, Fitness, Fun, Freedom, Following, and Friendship. When you achieve proficiency in all these areas then you've learned to Live Intentionally For Excellence. So while some of you are engrossed in the travels to unite for this cause I thought I'd relay a great story I read, borrowed from Pastor Stephen Davey's book Overcoming The Me Attitudes.
A man knew his wife's birthday was fast approaching, and while trying to find a clue so to honor that occasion with the perfect present, he asked his wife-"Honey if you could have but one wish, what would you want?"
She thought for a moment, laughed and said, "I'd like to be eight again."
On the morning of her birthday , he woke her and whisked her off to the local Waffle House for a breakfast of waffles smothered in strawberries and whipped cream. The headed to the local theme park and rode the Cyclone, the Death Slide, the Screaming Loop, The Wall of Fear, and everything a wide eyed child could imagine their perfect day could include. She staggered out of the theme park, stomach churning, but this was a celebration not to be hindered by momentary nausea. The cure was a trip to McDonald's to enjoy a thick chocolate milkshake, fries, and a Big Mac. Afterwards they trotted off to the theater to watch a Disney animated movie complete with all the trimmings, a giant Pepsi, a bag of popcorn, and the big theater size box of Good and Plenty- topping off the perfect day any eight year old would remember for a lifetime.
Exhausted, she stumbled into the house and collapsed on the bed. Her husband, satisfied he'd provided the exactly what any eight year old could desire on her birthday, leaned over his wife and whispered,"How's it feel to be eight again?"
She cracked one eye, weary from the day's activities and replied, "I meant my dress size!"
Communication is the key!