Monday, January 4, 2016
No matter how ingeniously you might form a plan and line up your tiles, chances are you're going to need help at some point each round. Either by playing one of your errant tiles on someone else's train, or by someone else playing a helpful tile to help you get past a dead end.
With very rare exceptions, you just can't do it on your own.
Which is a great reminder at the beginning of the year.
In 2016, I want to keep an eye out for how I can contribute to other's lives, and treasure those who help keep me inspired and moving forward. I want to have eyes to see when those around me throw up the sign that they're stuck, and to be brave enough to indicate when I'm in trouble too. (After all, no one can see what's in my hand. They have no way of knowing that I've got myself in a pickle until that little train appears on my row.)
Doubling joys, halving burdens... remembering that life isn't lived in isolation, nor does it always go according to plan. We don't get there on our own, but with those who share laughter (and frustration) in ordinary moments at the kitchen table.
Not a bad reminder from a game of dominos.