Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Replacing Your Divots
For those who aren't golfers, a divot is the hole that remains after the shot of a good golfer. It's customary on the pro tour for caddies to replace the piece of turf knocked loose, while duffers like Jerry and me use sand to fill in the holes. But the idea has stuck with me, and I saw an example just the other day.
Recently I saw a grocery cart in the middle of the parking lot in our neighborhood shopping center--either someone had just left it there or it had rolled away from the nearby row of carts stowed by other shoppers after loading their cars. I sat there for a minute and watched car after car swerve around the obstacle and go on their way. Finally, I parked, put the cart where it belonged, and looked around. No one saw me do it. No one rushed up to congratulate me or give me a commendation. No one would have known had I not written this post. It was a case of replacing a divot that I hadn't made, even though no one was looking.
If you're thinking, "He's blowing his own horn," you miss the point. It wasn't what I'd done--it's what others had failed to do. How about you? Do you replace your divots? Maybe even fill in some that others have left? If you haven't, I suggest you try it. It feels pretty good.
I look forward to your comments on this, maybe some examples (good and bad). Let me know.
NOTE: My guest post is up at the LitFuse blog today. Hope you'll drop by and check it out.
(photo via freedigitalphotos.net)