Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein
Does that pigeon make you laugh because you can visualize yourself just like him some days?
Have you ever felt like I do sometimes – like WHY can’t I get my act together in certain areas? I am pretty good with not losing my car keys, but trips back into the house because I forgot this or that? Ummm, yah.
I shake my head when I have those stern conversations with myself, “THIS will never happen again!” Until tomorrow – when it does.
One of my favourite sayings is, “Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine!” I have been known to run around in circles <the odd time> like that pigeon, creating my own emergencies, only to fall flat on my face.
I know what it takes to make those tiny little changes to make life run smoother, and quite honestly I’ve come a long way in many respects. I rally back and forth between acknowledging my progress and seeing how far I have to go.
This little birdie, however, and the guy who took the time to video him, have given me a moment of laughter while I consider my quest for life lived fully. A little chuckle at myself along with the visual of it being ME running in circles like that bird make for great moments when people look at me strangely, wondering why I have a stupid smirk on my face.
SO, next time I’m tempted to turn off the alarm or leave the house without checking that I have all I need – the image of that poor pigeon falling on his face after his little circular dance won’t be very far from my thoughts! Looks pretty dumb (albeit funny), but he is a bird brain. I. Am. Not.
Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.” ~ Cary Grant