Warm days are finally upon us after a biting winter. Even as the sun beams down on us from the blue sky, we can still feel its warmth. It is easier to smile at each other, rise at the break of dawn and seek good company amongst nature. The summer empowers us with positive and radiant energy. We harness this energy to embark on adventures that are transformative. The sun is most powerful during the summer. And because of it, so are we.
This month’s Anderson Connect wants to help you sprint into summer!
Today’s read is approximately 5 minutes.
Inside this Edition:
- Thoughts to Ponder
- A Short Story to Inspire
- 1 Short Video to Motivate
Thoughts to Ponder
‘When the sun is shining, I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.’
– Wilma Rudolph
Let the summer sun shower you with optimism and spunk, so you are energized to accomplish your goals.
During this season:
- Embrace adventure with open arms to broaden your world view.
Your summer spirit will light up your path!
A Short Story – Sharing Our Best Seeds for Success
Defeated and exhausted from the trials and tribulations re-occurring in his life, a peasant approached a smiling, blind man sitting serenely on the side of a dirt road.
‘Why are you smiling?’ asked the peasant. He couldn’t understand why a blind impoverished man was smiling under the blazing sun.
‘There is much to smile about.’ Replied the blind man.
‘No there isn’t…’ the peasant man grumbled about his life. He expressed to the blind man how there was a never-ending avalanche of problems. And that no matter how hard he tried, he could never progress the way he wanted to.
‘Come with me.’ The blind man led them to a dark tunnel.
‘We can’t go in there. I won’t be able to see, and neither can you.’ The peasant protested.
‘We can’t see but we can feel and hear.’ The blind man entered the tunnel and after a moment, so did the peasant out of curiosity and disbelief.
Using the interior wall as a guide, they found their way out of the tunnel shortly.
‘Look,’ the blind man said. ‘We made it out alive. You thought it necessary to have sight to cross yet we felt our way out of the tunnel and listened for any noises to avoid accidents.’
He tapped the peasant on the back and left him with the following parting words:
‘You already have everything you need to accomplish what it is that you want. All you need to do is use it.’
-Adopted from an old tale.
The Moral: Do not get discouraged if things look impossible. Assess the situation and understand what can be done. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll be able to accomplish by doing so.
1 Short Video to Motive
Power of Positivity
Re-energize and uplift yourself by feeling the summer sunshine upon you. This summer, be open to adventure so you can broaden your horizons and experience excitement. Having you here at Anderson College makes our summer season brighter and positive.
~ Your Anderson College Fans!