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Looking Up

December 23, 2020

As we are coming to the end of an extraordinarily challenging year and preparing for another new year, here is a true story to help keep you looking up.

This is a story of a young boy whose approach to life, even as a young boy, is a lesson for us all.

One day, his Grandfather took him to a playground.  The young boy went to play on a ladder like structure that several other young boys were playing on.  The Grandfather noticed that none of the boys made it to the top, except his Grandson.  The boys would get partially up, hesitate, and then come down.  His Grandson just went straight up with no hesitation.

The Grandfather asked his Grandson, “How come you were the only one of the boys to make it all the way up?”.  The Grandson answered, “When all the other boys were going up, they kept looking down.  When they did, they saw how high they were and got scared.  When I climbed, I kept looking up and saw how low I was and that motivated me to keep climbing”.

Keep climbing your mountain always looking towards the top.  Look up, ahead, and forward

May you have Healthy and Happy Holidays

Be Good Do Good Think Good Be Healthy


14 Comments leave one →
  1. Crystal permalink
    December 29, 2020 2:02 pm

    Well, that is quite literally climbing the mountain, or ladder, should I say. There are a lot of life lessons, or metaphors, to be learned from the universe, if you’re paying attention.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      December 29, 2020 2:20 pm

      You’re o right
      We all have a personal GPS to give us directions if hear, pay attention, see, and listen
      Thank You Crystal

  2. Christy permalink
    December 26, 2020 2:00 pm

    I love that story. Thank you for sharing the wisdom of looking forward. Happy Holidays!

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      December 26, 2020 5:27 pm

      I’m g;ad you “loved” it! I hope it helps
      Healthy and Happy Holidays

  3. Lynda permalink
    December 24, 2020 8:39 am

    Thanks Fred. Although a challenging year, we have much to celebrate. We pulled together, made adjustments, and kept the faith. It made us stronger and more compassionate. A great year lies ahead!

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      December 24, 2020 8:44 am

      you’re obviously looking up good for you Thank You Lynda
      Healthy and Happy Holidays

  4. Alison permalink
    December 23, 2020 1:08 pm

    Thank you, Fred!

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      December 23, 2020 2:39 pm

      Thank You Alison

  5. kirk permalink
    December 23, 2020 11:56 am

    Fred, how true. Don’t look back at 2020…let’s all look forward to the hope of the new year.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      December 23, 2020 2:39 pm

      Exactly Kirk Thank You

  6. cmcout permalink
    December 23, 2020 10:33 am

    Thank you Fred.We hope you are well and Happy Holidays!Catherine and Jeff 

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      December 23, 2020 2:40 pm

      Thank You Catherine Healthy and Happy Holidays

  7. Warren permalink
    December 23, 2020 7:11 am

    Good to keep in mind as we head into 2021 leave the darkness of the pandemic behind.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      December 23, 2020 9:12 am

      Well Said Warren. Happy and Healthy Holidays

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