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Written by Karen D. Swim
Animals are quite fond of my neighborhood. Cranes, ducks, geese, squirrels, deer and others happily share space here. The geese however are by far the rudest of our wonderful little animal kingdom. In addition to their incessant barking in the early morning (it’s like living with roosters!) they are quite territorial and not afraid to attack. I have argued with them to get off my car, yelled at them to quit chasing my sister around a tree (even funnier because she is not very good at moving fast!) and pretended I was going to run them over to get them out of the road.
However the worst thing about the geese are the big honking piles of poop they leave everywhere. Sometimes they seem to go away and all is peaceful. Perhaps they’re off visiting their feathered friends in Canada. Yesterday there was no sign of the geese but there was evidence they’d been there. After navigating my way through piles (which means zig zagging and jumping in heels where there was no room to zag) of poop I realized that I could keep jumping over crap or simply move to a different part of the road.
Isn’t life kind of like that some days? The poop in your path can be obnoxious colleagues or clients, nastygrams sent via email, corporate politics or just people with bad attitudes. You could duck, dodge and jump over it or you could just choose a new path that is poop free. Which will you choose to do today?