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Puddles

Today it rained in Savannah. Hard. Huge puddles dotted the streets.

I'm very intrigued by people's relationship with puddles. Some try to leap the whole puddle, some trod right through it and others skirt their way around.

I'm a skirter. I survey the puddle as I approach it, analyze my options, then take the shortest path around it. I don't want my feet to get wet and I enjoy the challenge of determining "the best" alternate route.

Leapers and trodders intrigue me.  The leapers' self-confidence is impressive.  There they stand at the edge of this obstacle thinking "I can clear that!" Every one of the leapers I saw today fell short of the mark but none seemed disappointed in their results. They simply shrugged it off and kept walking seemingly pleased with themselves for trying.

The trodders acted as though there was no puddle. They stayed the course and ploughed right through the water without missing a beat. Their unwavering focus is eviable.

Think of the different puddles you face. Do you skirt, leap or trod?

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Nicky on Thursday, June 06, 2013 8:29 AM
Hmmm, I think it depends on the situation. Sometimes I love nothing more than to run and jump into the puddle and splash it all out and feel the warmth of the road and the water. I feel young and care free
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Sharon on Thursday, June 06, 2013 11:06 AM
It depends a lot on the shoes I'm wearing and how prepared I feel for the consequences of trodding, leaping or skirting. I think it's the same for me with professional tasks. Some days I can handle the leap, some days it's better to skirt around, and some days I grit my teeth and power through, determined to face down whatever odious task is in front of me. Great post!
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Kelly on Thursday, June 06, 2013 11:23 AM
I feel the same way as Nicky and Sharon do--it depends on the context. Am I wearing dressy shoes and going back to work right after? Is it a warm and carefree day? It's all about context and what makes the most sense for me in the moment.
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Lindsay on Thursday, June 13, 2013 9:05 PM
I am a puddle jumper regardless of the shoes! I see a challenge and jump....if I fall short, I may be wet - but, the water always drys.
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