Sunday, April 12, 2015
I Will Choose Happiness
A week went by and another couple, from out of town, strolled into the local general store. The couple walked up to the clerk to strike up a conversation. "What can I do for you" said the clerk. The gentleman spoke up saying "my wife and I are looking to relocate...we'll be moving within a few months and we're considering moving to your town. We're curious if you could tell us a little bit about your town and the people that live here." The clerk looked at them said "first off, how 'bout you tell me about the town that you're moving from." The man shifted around and said "honestly we cannot wait to move...we're very unhappy...the residents of our current town are very unfriendly, they're always in your business and gossiping, they never want to lend a hand to help and as a whole we really dislike the people in our current town." The clerk hesitated for a second and said "well sir unfortunately I have to be honest you're probably going to find out that the people in our town are the same way."
You hear the term "culture" used often whether it be in the work place or in my line of work, athletic programs. I am proud of the "culture" that has been established in our program and it is one of finding the "good" and not focusing on the "bad". A culture of not worrying about what other Women's Basketball programs have... appreciating what we have, because we have it really, really good. And not worrying even within our own athletic program about other teams and what they might have or not have. We've been able to create a culture that appreciates and understands how good we have it at Arkansas State and focusing our energy on the things that are really important. We are human and are just like the two couples in the story we can either choose happiness and find that daily or we can choose to not be happy and find that daily as well. Me and my program are going to continue to focus on the good and choose to be happy. And I am going to continue to surround myself with people that can see the good and see happiness and not constantly find the bad and unhappiness in every situation.
Posted by Coach 'B at 6:14 PM