I have started watching the TV show “Crossbones” with John Malkovich playing the part of Edward Teach (the pirate we call Blackbeard).
In the last episode, he caught my attention with this quote:
“We cannot allow ourselves to become servants to what we cannot change. We must determine to become midwives to what we can change.”
What a great thought! How often I get caught in the drama of obsessing over those things that I cannot change…and how it keeps me from addressing that which I can change! And – even better – is the mental image of being a “midwife” for those changes I can produce. I don’t own the result…I am only responsible for playing my part to deliver it.
Soak on that today. What change do you need to become a midwife of?
Thanks for listening.