I recently participated in the riddle game going around Facebook and lost. The punishment was to put picture of a giraffe as my profile picture for three days. Those in my FB family know that my profile picture is usually myself, my book cover(s), or a flyer about an upcoming event I would like people to support. At any rate, I use my profile picture for the good of myself and those in my network. All of a sudden because I didn’t get the answer to a question right I was being asked to put up something that was of no significance to me. I’ll be honest. I didn’t want to. It thought to myself, Ain’t no ugly giraffe going up on my page. I even thought about not doing it at all but nobody likes a sore loser. So, I sat down and devised a plan to make this giraffe work in my favor. This is what I came up with below.
Life is a riddle of sorts. We get asked to answers questions all that time. What job should I take? What school should I attend? Where should I invest my hard earned money? We won’t always know the right answer. If we choose wrongly or unwisely there are consequences to pay. However, the key is to take whatever situation we find ourselves in and make it work to our benefit. So, instead of a crisis what we have are continuous opportunities to step outside of our comfort zone and do a new thing in our own lives.
I’ve already received several compliments on my giraffe. I hope it has garnered some additional attention for my books. However, like so many situations we find ourselves in, it’s only temporary.