Wanting Everything You HaveContentment is not having everything we want, but wanting everything we have. (Kent Crockett, The 911 Handbook, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003, 26)
Nicer Golf Course
A nicer golf course won't make you a better golfer. A nicer environment won't make you a better person. --Kent Crockett
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Several years ago my friend, Phil, interviewed for a job in
For the next two years, Phil continually kicked himself for turning down the job. Every time something went wrong at his workplace, he thought about how happy he would’ve been if he had taken the position in
Then one day, on a flight to
Phil was flabbergasted. For two long years he thought he had made a mistake by turning down the job. Instead, he discovered that God had protected him from a horrible nightmare. Seemingly, the Lord had arranged this divine appointment to reveal the agony he would’ve experienced if he had taken the job. He should have been thanking God during those two years instead of regretting his decision.
(Kent Crockett, I Once Was Blind But Now I Squint,
Getting Along with Skunks
The grizzly bear is the meanest animal in the forest. It can terminate the life of any other creature with one swipe of its paw. There is one animal that the grizzly bear will not attack. He has even allowed this animal to eat with him, even though it is his adversary.
The animal I am talking about is the skunk. The grizzly bear does not like the skunk, but he has decided it is better to coexist with him than to create a stink! Sometimes it is better to learn how to get along with the skunk in your life than fight him and make your situation even worse. (Kent Crockett, The 911 Handbook, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003, 23)