Tuesday, June 17, 2014
When No One Is Watching...
Despite what they should do, there are some golfers who don't fill in their divots or rake a sand trap after playing out of it. Recently I encountered evidence that a person walking their dog in our neighborhood didn't pick up the "leavings" after the dog decided to deposit them. I can think of other instances where, when no one is watching, there may be a temptation to let our responsibilities slide. It's whether you do the right thing, even when no one sees, that says a lot about your character.
In a way, of course, someone is always watching. I'm reading a novel featuring the detective, Harry Bosch (named after the painter, Heironymus Bosch) in which one of Bosch the painter's works includes a Latin inscription that roughly translates "God is watching." Remember this the next time you're tempted to let something slide just because no one appears to be watching.
How about you? What things tempt you to leave them undone (or perhaps to do them) when you don't think anyone is watching.
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