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Unnecessary Help

Corey OlynikCorey Olynik
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I still laugh at when my dad built a birdhouse and put it up in his back yard. Thoughtfully, he stuffed the cute little structure with twigs to help the birds with their nest-building. Watching one day he saw a bird go inside the birdhouse and come out with a twig in her mouth, take it to a tree and return, only to get another twig. That resourceful mother bird had found a great cache of perfect twigs to build her nest somewhere else!

 

Pause & Reflect:

When do your best intentions misfire? How are you trying to make things easier for people when it would be better to just let them do it themselves? Are you going to change anything today as a result of this thinking?